Make non-binary a legally recognised gender identity in the UK

Have non binary be included as an option under the GRP (Gender Recognition Panel)/ GRC (Gender Recognition Certificate), in order to allow those identifying as non binary to be legally seen as their true gender identity. As well as having ‘Non-binary’ be seen as a valid transgender identity.

140,750 Signatures

Status
Open
Opened
Monday 26th April 2021
Last 24 hours signatures
12
Signature Deadline
Tuesday 26th October 2021
Estimated Final Signatures: 140,763

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Recent Documents related to Make non-binary a legally recognised gender identity in the UK

1. Make non-binary a legally recognised gender identity in the UK
17/03/2021 - Petitions

Found: Have non binary be included as an option under the GRP (Gender Recognition Panel)/ GRC (Gender Recognition

2. Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004
19/10/2018 - Government Equalities Office
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Found: Reform of the Gender Recognition Act Government Consultation Presented

3. Response to the Gender Recognition Act (2004) consultation
22/09/2020 - Government Equalities Office
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Found: Reform of the Gender Recognition Act Analysis of consultation responses

4. Make non-binary a recognised gender on legal form in the UK
22/05/2021 - Petitions

Found: the UK government basically just said no. this is not acceptable and we will keep asking. Have non binary

5. Gender Recognition Certificates (T455)
09/07/2019 - HM Courts & Tribunals Service
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Found: applicants to make informed decisions about whether they wish to apply for gender recognition. This guidance

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Recent Speeches related to Make non-binary a legally recognised gender identity in the UK

1. Self-identification of Gender
21/11/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered proposals to allow self-identification of gender.I thank you in advance for - Speech Link

2. International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
16/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: nationwide bans on conversion therapy, and we have seen alarming reverses of LGBT rights in countries such - Speech Link
2: agree with every word the hon. Gentleman says. The UK can play an important role in that respect. The Prime - Speech Link
3: that hate crime against the community here in the UK has been on the rise? Between 2016 and 2018, police-recorded - Speech Link

3. Gender Recognition Act Consultation
24/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: will make a statement on the Government’s response to the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004 - Speech Link
2: consultation, including potential changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004. It is the Government’s view that - Speech Link
3: colleagues so promptly. This issue is of first-order importance to between 200,000 and perhaps 500,000 - Speech Link

4. Transgender Equality
01/12/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: and Equalities Committee, Session 2015-16, on Transgender Equality, HC 390, and the Government response - Speech Link
2: Equalities Committee’s report on Transgender Equality to ensure that the UK leads the world on trans equality - Speech Link
3: Equalities Committee’s report on Transgender Equality to ensure that the UK leads the world on trans equality - Speech Link

5. Changing and Toilet Facilities in Public Buildings
24/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: public from Ladies and Gents as separate toilets to gender neutral. Is this desirable and justified? Has there - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Make non-binary a legally recognised gender identity in the UK
1. Gender Recognition
asked by: Tonia Antoniazzi
22/12/2020
... what information his Department holds on the number of people who have de-transitioned in each year since 2017.

2. Gender Recognition
asked by: John Hayes
01/09/2020
... how many individuals have requested to detransition following gender transition in the most recent period for which data is available.

3. Gender Recognition
asked by: Lord Pearson of Rannoch
06/08/2020
... and (3) the number of compensation claims made following such treatments.

4. Gender Recognition
asked by: Lord Pearson of Rannoch
17/07/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children have been given GnHR or any other gender re-assignment treatment by the NHS; over what period of time such treatments have been available on the NHS; and how much compensation has been paid to patients who received such treatments but who were subsequently deemed to have been misdiagnosed.

5. Gender Recognition
asked by: Lord Lucas
15/03/2021
... how they intend this phrase be understood.

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There is no option of ‘Non-binary’ on legal forms, ignoring members of the population. This requires the government to pass a law that publicly recognises ‘Non-binary’ as a part of the GRP under the Gender Recognition Act, a.k.a a legal and valid gender identity option. By recognising Non-binary as a valid gender identity, it would aid in the protection of Non-binary individuals against transphobic hate crimes, and would ease Gender Dysphoria experienced by Non-binary people.


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Government Response

Thursday 20th May 2021

As set out in the response to the Gender Recognition Act consultation, there are no plans to make changes to the 2004 Act.


Following a considerable amount of consultation with the public and representative organisations, the Government decided that the current provisions within the GRA allow for those that wish to legally change their sex to do so fairly.

The 2018 GRA consultation did not bring forward any proposals to extend the GRA to provide legal recognition to a third, or non-binary, gender. The Government noted that there were complex practical consequences for other areas of the law, service provision and public life if provision were to be made for non-binary gender recognition in the GRA.

In UK law individuals are considered to be the sex that is registered on their birth certificate – either male or female. The GRA provides a means for transgender people to change the sex on their birth certificate, but there is currently no provision for those who do not identify as male or female.

This Government wants everybody in the UK to feel safe and confident to be themselves.

We are committed to tackling all forms of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime, and are working with the Home Office on the cross-Government Hate Crime Action Plan. The Government has asked the Law Commission to review the current hate crime legislation, which includes exploring whether homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime should be considered an aggravated offence. We will also take an assessment of local support for hate crime victims and improve reporting and recording of LGBT hate crimes through supporting additional police training.

Following Parliamentary approval on 8th October 2020, voluntary questions on sexual orientation and gender identity were included in the 2021 Census for England and Wales which took place on Sunday 21 March 2021. Final data on sexual orientation and gender identity from the 2021 Census for England and Wales will likely be available from 2023, with initial Census findings planned for publication in March 2022 (timelines subject to change as work progresses). This will help to provide more robust population size estimates for England and Wales than are currently available.

This Government is committed to supporting all LGBT people, tackling discrimination and improving the lives of all citizens.

Cabinet Office


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