Early day motion 11

LEGAL RECOGNITION FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH A PARTICULAR GENDER

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Total number of signatures: 86

Ahmed-Sheikh, Tasmina Arkless, Richard Bardell, Hannah Barron, Kevin
Betts, Clive Black, Mhairi Blackman, Kirsty Blunt, Crispin
Boswell, Phil Bottomley, Peter Brake, Tom Brock, Deidre
Brown, Alan Brown, Nicholas Bryant, Chris Cadbury, Ruth
Campbell, Ronnie Carmichael, Alistair Cherry, Joanna Coaker, Vernon
Cowan, Ronnie Coyle, Neil Crausby, David Crawley, Angela
Cryer, John Cunningham, Jim Day, Martyn Docherty, Martin
Donaldson, Stuart Doughty, Stephen Durkan, Mark Edwards, Jonathan
Ellman, Louise Fellows, Marion Ferrier, Margaret Field, Frank
Fletcher, Colleen Flynn, Paul Godsiff, Roger Goodman, Helen
Grant, Peter Gray, Neil Green, Kate Hendrick, Mark
Hendry, Drew Hermon, Lady Hopkins, Kelvin Hosie, Stewart
Howarth, George Huq, Rupa Kerr, Calum Kinahan, Danny
Lamb, Norman Lammy, David Law, Chris Lewis, Clive
Lucas, Caroline MacNeil, Angus McCaig, Callum McDonald, Stewart
McDonald, Stuart McGarry, Natalie McNally, John Meale, Alan
Mearns, Ian Monaghan, Paul Mulholland, Greg Mullin, Roger
Newlands, Gavin Nicolson, John Oswald, Kirsten Reed, Jamie
Rimmer, Marie Saville Roberts, Liz Sheppard, Tommy Streeting, Wes
Thewliss, Alison Thompson, Owen Thomson, Michelle Weir, Mike
Whiteford, Eilidh Whitford, Philippa Williams, Hywel Williams, Mark
Wilson, Corri Wishart, Pete

That this House recognises the support expressed during the 2015-16 parliamentary session to address the issues faced by people whose identities are neither male nor female; believes that people are 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 British passport that contains no reference to gendered identity; understands that the International Civil Aviation Organisation standard specification for machine-readable travel documents, ICAO Document 9303, permits X (unspecified) alongside F (female) and M (male) under a mandatory sex category; notes that citizens of Australia and New Zealand are able to obtain a non gender-specific X passport and that India, Nepal and Pakistan make provision for their citizens when neither M nor F are appropriate; further believes that similar provision is needed in the UK where current discriminatory policy 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 in the UK to people who do not identify with a particular gender.