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Reform of the Gender Recognition Act – Government Consultation

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act – Government Consultation

The Government is seeking your views on how best to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA). How to update the legal recognition process.

This is what The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State for the Department for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities says:

"We also want to be clear that this is an explorative consultation and we do not have all the answers. That is why, as we consult, we are mindful of the need to engage with all perspectives. We particularly want to hear from women’s groups who we know have expressed some concerns about the implications of our proposals. To be clear – this consultation focuses on the Gender Recognition Act; we are not proposing to amend the Equality Act 2010 and the protections contained within it. We do realise, however, that there are concerns about interactions between the two Acts and we want to use this consultation as a way of gathering these views."

As always we solicit for your fervent prayers on this matter.  This is yet another opportunity for the Seventh-day Adventist church community to make their voices heard, and in so doing provide a clear and measured response to the consultation that demonstrates compassion as living witnesses for Christ.

Where can I find more information about the government consulatation?

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/721725/GRA-Consultation-document.pdf


When is the deadline for responding to the survey?

The consultation commenced on 3rd July  and closes Midnight 19th October 2018


Who should respond?

This is a public consultation open to all UK residents.


How can I respond?

You can respond online using the following link: https://consult.education.gov.uk/government-equalities-office/reform-of-the-gender-recognition-act


Enquiries may be directed to:

Telephone: 0370 000 2288

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Post:
Department for Education 
Sanctuary Buildings  Great Smith Street 
London 
SW1P 3BT

For further information, we refer you to the following documents:

Factsheet: Trans people in the UK

Factsheet: Trans people in the UK: Easy Read

Factsheet: Trans people in the UK: Welsh Version

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act: Easy Read

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act: Government Consultation: Welsh Version

Pre-Consultation Equality Impact Assessment for the Gender Recognition Act 2004

Brighton Kavaloh

Brighton G. Kavaloh is a retired Seventh-day Adventist ordained Minister of Religion. He is the Founder and Director of Advent Religio-Legal Perspective.