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UK passports should allow 'X' as an alternative to 'male' or 'female'

April 5, 2017 10:51 PM
Originally published by LGBT+ Liberal Democrats
Lorely Burt

Baroness Burt is the Lib Dem Shadow Equalities Secretary

UK passports should allow people to define themselves as "X" as an alternative to male or female, Stonewall have said today. This is in keeping with Lib Dem policy from 2014 and campaigns from before that.

Commenting on the news, Shadow Equalities Secretary Lorely Burt said: "I'm glad to see the Government has finally accepted that a review into the GRA is overdue. However, we don't need another review to tell us that x passports should be introduced.

"Given the Government is throwing cash down the drain changing the colour of our passports the least they could do is offer some comfort to individuals who don't want to identify as either male or female and introduce 'X' passports.

"As always this Government seem to have their priorities all wrong."