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Gender Recognition reforms a ‘missed opportunity’, say human rights organisations

The UK’s biggest human rights organisations have labelled the Government’s response to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) (2004) consultation – which looked to update the law on legal gender recognition – a ‘missed opportunity’.While the Government has committed to making the process of applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate less bureaucratic by placing the procedure online and reducing the fee, Amnesty International UK, Liberty and Human Rights Watch have released a joint statement expressing ‘huge disappointment’ that the Government has not taken steps to de-medicalise the process to recognise gender and bring the law in line with human rights standards. The human rights organisations’ joint statement says:It’s hugely disappointing..

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