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 Topic: Gender Recognition Act

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Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 12:36 pm    Post subject: Gender Recognition Act Reply with quote

The Gender Recognition Act has passed the final obstacle to becoming law in Britain, as the Queen gave the bill royal assent. The measure allows transsexuals to change their identification on birth certificates without proving that they have had genital modification. It provides protection from "outing" by records professionals, but requires that a panel of medical and legal experts decide if a person is "transsexual enough" to get the gender designation changed. Transsexuals must provide evidence that they intend to live fully and permanently in their new gender.

Royal assent is usually granted. The measure should come into force next year.
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