Gender Recognition Act 2004

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Gender Recognition Act 2004

A UK law that went into effect in 2005 which allows transsexual people to apply to a Gender Recognition Panel for legal recognition of their chosen gender, which would impact on the person’s rights regarding marriage, parenthood, peerage, etc.
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Separately, this week has seen the passing of the historic Gender Recognition Bill, which provides for the formal legal recognition of a person's preferred gender.
But the Government's new Gender Recognition Bill, which should be law next year, WILL allow transsexuals to wed.
That particular hurdle has been overcome as a result of the Government's Gender Recognition Bill, which allows Christine to claim a new birth certificate, official recognition of her changed gender.
The Gender Recognition Bill was introduced into the House of Lords last November, with a view to giving transsexual people the right to live legally in their acquired gender.
If you have still to be convinced of our madness, then take note that the Gender Recognition Bill reaches the Commons today.
A Gender Recognition Bill is expected to allow Britain's 5,000 transsexuals to apply for new birth certificates recording their new gender,effectively permitting them to marry.
I am therefore very disappointed by how children are being dealt with in the new Gender Recognition Bill which we are debating in the Seanad.
But the measures in the Gender Recognition Bill were condemned by Midland MP Sir Patrick Cormack (Con Staffordshire South).
The new measures are contained in the Gender Recognition Bill, which has been introduced at Westminster and which the Executive wants to apply north of the border.
THE Gender Recognition Bill proposed by Joan Burton will be agreed by the Cabinet today.
The retired physicist is now legally recognised as a woman thanks to the Gender Recognition Bill which became law last year - and that meant she was able to have a civil partnership ceremony with Joyce on Monday.