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Gender Recognition

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 17302, tabled on 23 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward proposals to amend the Gender Recognition Act 2004 to remove the requirement for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria as a pre-requisite for obtaining legal gender recognition.

Answered on

26 November 2015

The Government takes transgender equality issues very seriously and has actively contributed towards the Women and Equalities Select Committee's inquiry into transgender equality. There are no current plans to review the Gender Recognition Act, however the Government will consider the recommendations of the inquiry once they become available.

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