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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Susan Smith of campaign group ForWomen.Scot, which has been fighting against proposals to change the Gender Recognition Act, added: "It is extraordinary that the STA would protest moves to allow a discrete question on gender identity while still ensuring robust sex-disaggregated data.
The move comes after major concerns were raised about a review of the Gender Recognition Act, which would have allowed people to declare their own gender.
The reforms to the Gender Recognition Act are as fundamental to trans equality as equal marriage was to lesbian and gay rights - simply put, without these reforms there is no equality.
We support the positive strides made by successive governments towards achieving real equality for members of the LGBT+ community including Sexual Offences Act 1967 which decriminalised Homosexuality; Repealing Section 28 in 2003; The Civil Partnership Act 2004; Equalising the age of consent; The Gender Recognition Act 2004; The Equality Act 2010; and Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013."
Now, Leanne is concerned about the Government's proposed reform of the Gender Recognition Act, which could see individuals self-declare their gender without the need for medical evidence or proof.
The two statements are at the heart of current proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act. Maybe, despite the furore, the Westminster government will re-write the law to allow persons with a penis and no intention of completing transition via surgical castration to call themselves a "woman" and invade spaces currently reserved to women.
Finally the Trans Generations campaign is a poignant reminder that more work is still needed in the community as today also marks a government extension to the Gender Recognition Act consultation deadline which passed earlier this week.
There has been inaccurate speculation in the media this weekend about the Gender Recognition Act.
It comes amid a Government review of the 2004 Gender Recognition Act, which is considering allowing people to change their legal gender by self-declaration, as opposed to the current system which demands that a series of criteria are met, including a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria.
The guidance and report were launched to coincide with a consultation on changes to the Gender Recognition Act to make it easier for people to change gender.
The university came under fire for letting Woman's Place UK to hold a debate discussing proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act.
The university came under fire on social media for letting Woman's Place UK to hold a debate discussing proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act.