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Gender Recognition Act 2004

Gender Recognition Act 2004

Elizabeth II. 2004. Chapter 7.

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Published by The Stationery Office in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Royal Assent: 1st July 2004.

The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 36p.
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22078620M
ISBN 100105407046
OCLC/WorldCa56079692

The government recommends keeping the existing requirements for applicants to declare that "they fully understand the implications of their application and intend to live in their acquired gender for the rest of their lives" but proposes eliminating the requirement "to provide medical evidence and to have lived in their acquired gender for two years before applying. You can find sources of further information on the GRA in the table below. The Equality Act already allows trans people to be excluded, in some circumstances, from single-sex services, where that is proportionate and justifiable, including where a trans person has legal recognition. For Question 3. I have heard directly from young trans people of the fear that they face. Your doctor is now retired or has passed away 3.

Details of medical treatment and relevant dates are required. Two points are worth stressing. The law needs tidying up. Annex D contains further information about some of these arrangements.

As a precautionary measure, it is good practice to apply the Section 5 criteria set out above to all disclosures of information about the trans status of a patient; it may not be accurately known whether the person has a GRC or not. However, there are exemptions from Section 22 for medical professionals. The Act defines a number of protected characteristics. I will consider the relationship between gender recognition legislation and the Equality Actand I will outline the next steps that the Government intends to take to deliver dignity for trans men and women, and to continue to address concerns that have been raised about, for example, access to women-only spaces. Under this option, the Scottish Government and Scottish public bodies would be required to review all administrative forms, to identify: which requests for information about sex or gender are unnecessary and should be removed; which requests for information about sex or gender are justifiable, for instance, for equality monitoring purposes, or where particular medical services are targeted at men rather than women or vice versa; and which requests for information about gender could include an option, or options, inclusive of non-binary people.


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Gender Recognition Act 2004 book

A Gender Recognition Certificate is the document issued that shows that a person has satisfied the criteria for legal recognition in the acquired gender. Some of the problems that have been pointed out with this system are non-exhaustive list! Benefits and costs Option 1: no change 3.

You now have until Monday 22 October at 12 noon to submit your response. Following this judgement, the UK Government had to introduce new legislation to comply. As a precautionary measure, it is good practice to apply the Section 5 criteria set out above to all disclosures of information about the trans status of a patient; it may not be accurately known whether the person has a GRC or not.

The evidence from other countries which have adopted self-declaration systems leads us to believe that the proposal to adopt a similar system in Scotland, if implemented, is likely to lead to an overall increase in the number of successful applications for legal gender recognition.

Historically men and women have been treated differently for pension purposes, as have widowers, surviving civil partners and same-sex spouses in respect of survivor rights in pensions.

Instead, I intend to publish a draft gender recognition Scotland bill later this year, with the bill being formally introduced to Parliament only when there has been full consultation on the precise details. More than certificates have been issued thus far and the number is rising steadily. What reforms need to be made?

It is not enough for me to say that that is our aim: we must demonstrate the commitment in a way in which everyone can have trust. It may be possible to pursue more than one of these options. What do you currently need to do to access a change of gender in the UK?

The other options discussed in the consultation application by parents, people over 12 being able to apply, and applications from under 16s where they had capacity would still incur costs, but these could reasonably be expected to be substantially less than where a court or tribunal based process were used.

In my view, it is important to be clear about what the proposed reform of the act actually entails and, which is just as important, what it does not entail. However, under the Marriage same-sex couples Act, a marriage that pre-dated the new Act, in which one person wishes to obtain a GRC, can now be converted to a same-sex marriage, with the consent of the spouse; a civil partnership remains an option in these circumstances.

GRA reform is a key step in addressing the marginalisation of trans and non-binary communities, by allowing them to more easily gain legal recognition of their gender identity. The GRA was a ground-breaking piece of legislation when first introduced which has provided some trans people with the fundamental right for their gender identity to be recognised in the eyes of the law.

However, the exemption is limited to the circumstances above.

Information Sharing

The consultation will cover draft impact assessments, including a comprehensive updated equality impact assessment, to ensure that all rights are protected in a balanced way.

We recognise that unless we build a strong foundation of clear policy and guidance, many concerns—particularly those of some women—will not be allayed, while at the same time trans rights might not be upheld.

Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004: consultation

However, as it happens, the original figures were a significant underestimate and the number of people in this situation continues to rise. There is no option for a person to be identified as anything other than either male or female.

We would need to ensure that we had identified all reserved impacts and agree any consequential changes required in these areas with the UK Government. It is vital to be clear on that important point.Gender Recognition Act 1 Background The purpose of the Gender Recognition Act is to provide transsexual people with legal recognition in their acquired gender.

Legal recognition will follow from the issue of a full gender recognition certificate by a Gender Recognition Panel who, before issuing a. May 09,  · Current proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act in the UK are causing conflict among some interested parties.

As the act currently stands, for Author: Minnes. This chapter explores the impact and the signifi cance of the UK ‘Gender Recognition Act’ (GRA ) on trans individuals and trans communities.1 The GRA came into being in ; enabling trans people to legally change their birth certifi cates and to marry or civilly partner in their acquired atlasbowling.com by: 8.

Jul 03,  · We are analysing your feedback. Visit this page again soon to download the outcome to this public feedback. Summary. We are seeking your views on how best to reform the Gender Recognition Act Author: Government Equalities Office. Mar 17,  · The Gender Recognition Act of (GRA) provides a mechanism and process that allow trans people to change their legal gender; as such, it is a significant piece of legislation for the transgender community.

The compliance elements are pretty straightforward; the applicant must: Have been living permanently in their preferred gender role for at least 2 years, and.

The Gender Recognition Act (GRA) The GRA legislation provides a mechanism to allow trans people to obtain recognition for all legal purposes to their preferred gender atlasbowling.com are 4 elements that require compliance to succeed in an application.

1. Been living permanently in their preferred gender role for at least 2 years, and, 2. Have been under medical supervision and assessed as.