Gender Recognition Act Consultation Response

You can complete the Gender Recognition Act Consultation by using the link below. Our model answers are available as a PDF, here.

What is the Gender Recognition Act?

The gender recognition act is the legislation which defines the process and eligibility for obtaining a gender recognition certificate in England and Wales.

What is this consultation?

The Government says:

This consultation seeks your views on how best to reform the process of changing one’s legal gender. The consultation focuses on the Gender Recognition Act 2004. We are not proposing any amendments to the Equality Act 2010.

This consultation does not consider the question of whether trans people exist, whether they have the right to legally change their gender, or whether it is right for a person of any age to identify with another gender, or with no gender. Trans and non- binary people are members of our society and should be treated with respect. Trans people already have the right to legally change their gender, and there is no suggestion of this right being removed. This consultation simply asks how best Government might make the existing process under the Gender Recognition Act a better service for those trans and non-binary people who wish to use it.

What is the deadline?

The deadline to respond to the consultation is the 19th October 2018 at 11pm. Please complete the consultation at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/reform-of-the-gender-recognition-act-2004

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