2019 UK general election party manifesto commitments on GRA reform


No reference to reform of the Gender Recognition Act.

Liberal Democrats:

“Complete reform of the Gender Recognition Act to remove the requirement for medical reports, scrap the fee and recognise non-binary gender identities.”

Other related proposals:

“Introduce an ‘X’ gender option on passports and extend equality law to cover gender identity and expression.”

“Removing the spousal veto. Allowing those marriages that were dissolved solely due to the Gender Recognition process to be retrospectively restored.”


“Labour is committed to reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004 to introduce self-declaration for transgender people.”

Other related proposals:

“Ensure that the single-sex-based exemptions contained in the Equality Act 2010 are understood and fully enforced in service provision.”

Note that the Scottish Labour manifesto differs:

“The Scottish Government is consulting over changes to the Gender Recognition Act and Scottish Labour will listen carefully to the submissions and debate as the legislation progresses.”


No reference to reform of the Gender Recognition Act.

Note that the SNP at Holyrood remain committed to GRA reform:

“We will also consult on the detail of draft legislation to bring Scotland’s process of Gender Recognition in line with international best practice.”

Green Party (England and Wales):

“Remove the spousal veto so that married trans people can acquire their gender recognition certificate without having to obtain permission from their spouse. We will also change the law so an X gender marker can be added to passports for non-binary and intersex people who wish to use it, and update the Gender Recognition Act to allow trans youth and non-binary people to get legal recognition through self-declaration.”

2017 UK general election party manifesto commitments on GRA reform


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