Have your say on the Gender Recognition Act

9 October 2018

The government's consultation closes on Friday 19 October 2018

A screenshot of the government's consultation form for reform of the Gender Recognition Act

There is much progress still to be made across the LGBT communities, but for trans people in particular, there remain serious legal gaps that need to be addressed before we have full equality.

The 2004 Gender Recognition Act (GRA) is the law that enables some trans people to have their gender legally recognised with a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC).

Having the ability to change name and gender on birth certificates makes it easier for trans people to get a new job, get married or change their records. While it was ground-breaking when first introduced, the reform consultation is a key and unique opportunity to update this legislation and make a real difference.

You can feed into the consultation on gov.uk. Stonewall has also created an easy-to-use version of the consultation form to help.