UK ‘should strip’ gender from passports, driving licences
LONDON — People’s gender should be removed from official documents, such as passports and driving licences, in a bid to end transgender discrimination, a Conservative member of parliament has said.
Maria Miller — chair of the new Women and Equalities Select Committee — called for the Government to “strip back” talking about gender unless it was essential. In an interview with The Times, the former cabinet minister stated that de-gendering official documents could help people transitioning who have not yet obtained a gender recognition certificate; a document that is only issued in the UK once gender reassignment surgery has taken place. Read more…