Reform of the Gender Recognition Act

Closes 19 Oct 2018

Opened 3 Jul 2018

Overview

This consultation seeks your views on how best to reform the process of changing one’s legal gender. The consultation focuses on the Gender Recognition Act 2004. We are not proposing any amendments to the Equality Act 2010.

This consultation does not consider the question of whether trans people exist, whether they have the right to legally change their gender, or whether it is right for a person of any age to identify with another gender, or with no gender. Trans and non-binary people are members of our society and should be treated with respect. Trans people already have the right to legally change their gender, and there is no suggestion of this right being removed. This consultation simply asks how best Government might make the existing process under the Gender Recognition Act a better service for those trans and non-binary people who wish to use it.

To make the process of filling in the online consultation easier, we recommend first downloading and reading the full consultation document (PDF), before starting the online survey. 

Having started the online survey questions, you can save your answers and come back to it later.

You don't have to answer all of the questions. You can choose the ones that apply to you, or are important for you. Leave answers to the questions you don't want to respond to open.

Download the consultation document HERE (English version).
Download the consultation document HERE (Welsh version).
Download the easy read version HERE.
Download the Public Sector Equality Duty assessment HERE.

Give Us Your Views

Audiences

  • All

Interests

  • Equality