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ELIZABETH BELLINGER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1664: tabled on 20 October 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House applauds the courage of Mrs Elizabeth Bellinger, who, 17 years after being awarded custody of her step-daughter by a court fully aware of her medical history, has decided to tell her story; notes that, technically, both her marriage and the adoption of her daughter are legally invalid because she is transsexual; believes that the love and care she has given to and received from her husband and daughter are not less as a result of her condition; recognises the huge risks she has decided to take, in terms of family relations and personal privacy, to publicise the plight of those, who, like she, are denied many basic civil rights because they are transsexual; and calls on the Government to bring in reforms to guarantee civil recognition of an individual's corrected sex.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Castle Point
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Ipswich
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Edinburgh North and Leith
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Hammersmith and Fulham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Keighley
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 October 1998
Perth
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 October 1998
Ceredigion
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Bristol West
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Lancaster and Wyre
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
South Swindon
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1998
Eltham
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Newport West
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Norwich North
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1998
Edinburgh West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 1998
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 1998
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 1998
Hereford
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Bethnal Green and Bow
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 2 November 1998
Derby North
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Brent East
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Hayes and Harlington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Ayr
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
St Albans
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1998
Bradford West
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 1998
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Milton Keynes South West
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
North East Milton Keynes
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.