This bill was authored by Bonnie Carmichael-Chow, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on behalf of Her Majesty's Government.
Gender and Sexual Identity Bill 2019A bill to make provision for and in connection with recognition of transgender and non-binary identities.
Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
1 Amendments to the Gender Recognition Act 2004
- Abolish all medical requirements outlined by the Gender Recognition Act 2004 that serve as barriers towards the process of gender transition, including but not limited to:
- The age limit of 18,
- Medical certification of a gender dysphoria diagnosis,
- The requirement for individuals to have lived in their acquired gender for at least two years,
- The requirement for individuals to have been in a marriage or civil partnership prior to 10 December 2014.
- Abolish the Gender Recognition Panel established by the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and the services it provides, including Gender Recognition Certificates.
- Guarantee the ability of self-determination and self-declaration for transgender and non-binary individuals in order to self-declare their gender without review by medical professionals or the Gender Recognition Panel.
2 Rights and Recognition of Non-Binary Gender Identities
- Extend official recognition of non-binary gender identities, including the following subcategories:
- Bigender, trigender, and pangender,
- Agender and other non-gender identities,
- Genderfluid and other fluctuating gender identities,
- Third gender and other gender.
- Extend designations of transgender or non-binary gender identities, including the letter “X”, for use on official documentation such as passports, driver’s licenses, and birth certificates.
3 Extent, commencement, and short title
- This Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- This Act shall be referred to as the Gender and Sexual Identity Act 2019.
- This Act will come into effect upon receiving royal assent.