Reform of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) 2004 (2018-2020)
In July 2018, the UK Government published its consultation on reform of the GRA in England and Wales. The ECP’s submission supported calls for reform that included the removal of the requirement for a medical diagnosis for achieving legal recognition as well as recognition of non-binary people and those under the age of 18.
Read our full statement here.
In October 2020, the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee launched an inquiry to examine the Government’s response and wider issues concerning transgender equality and current legislation. The ECP submitted evidence demanding action and protesting the way the issue was presented which had encouraged and promoted a transphobic witch-hunt. The ECP also called for action on wider issues such as the crisis in trans healthcare, escalating violence, widespread discrimination in the provision of services as well as employment and housing which means trans women are disproportionately poorer and left with few other options than sex work to earn a living.