Early day motion 907

LEGAL RECOGNITION FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH A PARTICULAR GENDER (No. 2)

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Total number of signatures: 40

Anderson, David Barron, Kevin Bayley, Hugh Begg, Anne
Betts, Clive Blomfield, Paul Bottomley, Peter Brown, Nicholas
Bruce, Malcolm Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin Cunningham, Jim
Davies, Geraint Doran, Frank Field, Frank George, Andrew
Gilbert, Stephen Godsiff, Roger Hancock, Mike Hemming, John
Hood, Jim Hopkins, Kelvin Horwood, Martin Huppert, Julian
Leech, John Llwyd, Elfyn Long, Naomi Lucas, Caroline
McDonnell, John Mulholland, Greg Pugh, John Ruddock, Joan
Russell, Bob Thornton, Mike Ward, David Williams, Hywel
Williams, Mark Williams, Roger Williamson, Chris Wishart, Pete

That this House recognises the issues faced by those in the UK who identify themselves as non-gender, bi-gender or intersex; believes that many of those who are non-gendered or bi-gendered feel compromised and diminished as a result of inappropriate gender references on their personal identity information; acknowledges that all passports issued by HM Passport Office are currently gender-specific and it is therefore not possible to obtain a passport that contains no reference to gendered identity; understands that, alongside F (Female) and M (Male), the International Civil Aviation Organisation's Document 9303 already contains X (unspecified) as a permitted character for three permitted characters under the mandatory sex element for machine-readable travel documents; notes that in Australia and New Zealand citizens are able to obtain a non-gender specific X passport and that India, Nepal and Pakistan also recognise the legitimacy of X as a preferred option when M and F are not appropriate; further believes that allowing this possibility in the UK would go a long way to amend this discriminatory policy which denies non-gendered and bi-gendered people a legitimate identity; and therefore urges the Government and HM Passport Office to make non-gender-specific X passports available to those UK passport holders who do not identify with a particular gender.