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X Passports For People Who Do Not Associate With A Particular Gender

EDM number 175 in 2017-18, proposed by Norman Lamb on 12/07/2017.

That this House recognises the support expressed in previous parliamentary sessions 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 Malta, 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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 5 MPs.

Norman Lamb12/07/2017North NorfolkLiberal DemocratProposed
Caroline Lucas12/07/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Mhairi Black12/07/2017Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Crispin Blunt12/07/2017ReigateConservativeSeconded
Wes Streeting12/07/2017Ilford NorthLabourSeconded

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