Gender recognition

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Content published before December 2016

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on gender recognition for transsexual people. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Commons Briefing Papers

DateDescription
04.03.2016Women in Combat
Women will now be allowed to serve on the front line in the Infantry and Royal Marines. The Prime Minister announced on 8 July 2016 the lifting of the ban on women serving in ground close roles.
22.02.2016Women around the world: International Women's Day 2016
This briefing gives an introduction to International Women's Day, celebrated on the 8th of March. It examines a variety of indicators for women's equality both in the UK and internationally.
04.12.2015Transgender Prisoners
Recent cases, reported in the media, have highlighted some controversial questions about where transgender prisoners should be located.
17.11.2005Equality Bill (HL) (Bill 85 2005-06)
Equality Bill (HL) (Bill 85 of 2005-06). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/77
24.03.2005Equality Bill (Bill 72 of 2004/05)
The Equality Bill (Bill 72 of 2004/05). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/28.
17.02.2004Gender Recognition Bill (HL) (Bill 56 2003/04)
The Gender Recognition Bill (HL). (Bill 56 2003/04). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/15.

Lords Library Notes

DateDescription
10.09.2015Treatment of LGBTI Citizens Worldwide
This Library Note has been written to support the House of Lords debate on the global treatment of LGBTI citizens.

Glossary

  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses