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SNP MP Joanna Cherry wins 'unreserved' apology from The Stand comedy club over cancelled show

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An Edinburgh comedy club has issued an unreserved apology to an SNP MP for cancelling her show over her views on trans rights.

In a statement, the Stand admitted the decision amounted to “unlawful discrimination” against Joanna Cherry.The event will now go ahead.

Management at the Edinburgh venue cancelled the 'In Conversation' show earlier this month after staff said they did not want to work at an event featuring Cherry.The MP is a leading critic of the Scottish Government's gender recognition legislation, which allows trans people to change their gender without medical oversight.

The cancellation sparked an angry backlash and the venue was accused of censorship.The Stand have backed down after Cherry promised to take legal action.

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