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Legal Recognition For Those Who Do Not Associate With A Particular Gender

EDM number 47 in 2014-15, proposed by Julian Huppert on 05/06/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Gender recognition and Nationality.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 80 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Julian Huppert05/06/2014CambridgeLiberal DemocratProposed
Jeremy Corbyn05/06/2014Islington NorthLabourSeconded
John McDonnell09/06/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins09/06/2014Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Katy Clark09/06/2014North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSeconded
Gerald Kaufman09/06/2014Manchester, GortonLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley09/06/2014Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Alan Meale09/06/2014MansfieldLabourSigned
Andrew George09/06/2014St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech10/06/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton10/06/2014GowerLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards10/06/2014Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Elfyn Llwyd11/06/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Steve Rotheram11/06/2014Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn12/06/2014Newport WestLabourSigned
Mary Glindon12/06/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Chris Williamson12/06/2014Derby NorthLabourSigned
John Hemming16/06/2014Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Ruddock16/06/2014Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Mark Williams16/06/2014CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Hugh Bayley16/06/2014York CentralLabourSigned
Mike Hancock17/06/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Caroline Lucas17/06/2014Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Naomi Long18/06/2014Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Nigel Evans19/06/2014Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Mike Thornton23/06/2014EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Menzies Campbell25/06/2014North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland01/07/2014Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Connarty01/07/2014Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Anne Begg02/07/2014Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Gilbert03/07/2014St Austell and NewquayLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Bruce03/07/2014GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell03/07/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Sarah Champion08/07/2014RotherhamLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff09/07/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Roger Williams09/07/2014Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin Barron09/07/2014Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Nick Brown10/07/2014Newcastle upon Tyne EastLabourSigned
Martin Horwood10/07/2014CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Osborne16/07/2014Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
David Ward16/07/2014Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Doran22/07/2014Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson01/09/2014Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham01/09/2014Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood01/09/2014Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield02/09/2014Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Ian Swales02/09/2014RedcarLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Farron02/09/2014Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Walley02/09/2014Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz12/09/2014Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Hywel Francis13/10/2014AberavonLabourSigned
Geraint Davies15/10/2014Swansea WestLabourSigned
David Anderson20/10/2014BlaydonLabourSigned
Frank Field22/10/2014BirkenheadLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders28/10/2014TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden07/11/2014Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Shaun Woodward11/11/2014St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Tessa Jowell17/11/2014Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Hywel Williams17/11/2014ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Bob Russell25/11/2014ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
David Lammy03/12/2014TottenhamLabourSigned
Peter Hain17/12/2014NeathLabourSigned
Charles Kennedy20/01/2015Ross, Skye and LochaberLiberal DemocratSigned
Sheila Gilmore22/01/2015Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Fiona O'Donnell28/01/2015East LothianLabourSigned
Ian Lavery29/01/2015WansbeckLabourSigned
Crispin Blunt03/02/2015ReigateConservativeSigned
Mark Hendrick04/02/2015PrestonLabourSigned
Michael Crockart25/02/2015Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Charlotte Leslie04/03/2015Bristol North WestConservativeSigned
Michael Weir11/03/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
George Howarth11/03/2015KnowsleyLabourSigned
Ian Mearns16/03/2015GatesheadLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz16/03/2015Walsall SouthLabourSigned
George Mudie18/03/2015Leeds EastLabourSigned
Nick Harvey18/03/2015North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Clive Betts24/03/2015Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
Louise Ellman24/03/2015Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham24/03/2015Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Love24/03/2015EdmontonLabourSigned

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