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LEGAL RECOGNITION FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH A PARTICULAR GENDER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 47: tabled on 05 June 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 80 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 recognises the issues faced by those in the UK who identify themselves as non-gender, bi-gender or intersex; believes that many of those who are non-gendered or bi-gendered feel compromised and diminished as a result of inappropriate gender references on their personal identity information; acknowledges that all passports issued by HM Passport Office are currently gender-specific and it is therefore not possible to obtain a passport that contains no reference to gendered identity; understands that, alongside F (Female) and M (Male), the International Civil Aviation Organisation's Document 9303 already contains X (unspecified) as a permitted character for three permitted characters under the mandatory sex element for machine-readable travel documents; notes that in Australia and New Zealand citizens are able to obtain a non-gender specific X passport and that India, Nepal and Pakistan also recognise the legitimacy of X as a preferred option when M and F are not appropriate; further believes that allowing this possibility in the UK would go a long way to amend this discriminatory policy which denies non-gendered and bi-gendered people a legitimate identity; and therefore urges the Government and HM Passport Office to make non-gender-specific X passports available to those UK passport holders who do not identify with a particular gender.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2014
Blaydon
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2014
Aberdeen South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2014
Sheffield Central
Blunt, Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2015
Reigate
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 2014
Worthing West
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Bruce, Sir Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2014
Gordon
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2014
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Rotherham
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2015
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Coventry South
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2014
Swansea West
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
Aberdeen North
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 June 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Liverpool, Riverside
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2014
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 2014
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2014
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2014
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2014
St Austell and Newquay
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Neath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 17 June 2014
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2015
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2014
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Preston
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2014
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Dulwich and West Norwood
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Tottenham
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2015
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2014
Manchester, Withington
Leslie, Charlotte
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2015
Bristol North West
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 June 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 18 June 2014
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 17 June 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2014
Blackpool South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Gateshead
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2014
Leeds North West
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2014
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2014
Torbay
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 2014
Redcar
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2014
Eastleigh
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2014
Bradford East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 November 2014
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2014
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2014
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Derby North
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
St Helens South and Whiston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.