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News: UK

Mon 19 Sep, 2011
By Darren Waite


Passport holders might be able to simply put an X in a box marked "sex

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UK Passports ungendered?

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UK passport holders may be able to opt out of identifying themselves as male or female under proposals being investigated by the Home Office.

Discussions on the introduction of gender-free documents are still at an early stage, with officials in the UK and other countries examining the security implications of not requiring transgender people to state whether they are men or women.

Passport holders might be able to simply put an X in a box marked "sex".

Australia last week announced moves to make it easier for "sex and gender diverse people" to get passports in the gender of their choice.

Under the guidelines there, sex reassignment surgery will no longer be a prerequisite to issue a passport in a person's preferred gender. Instead a statement from a medical practitioner supporting the preferred gender will be enough, a change that is likely to affect only a handful of people.

For the rest of this story see - www.guardian.co.uk
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/sep/19/home-office-gender-free-passports

 

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