Gender Recognition and Trans Rights in the UK
20 October 2020
The Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) is the UK legislation through which some trans people are able to obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate, which in turn allows them to change their gender marker on their birth certificate. This has an impact on things like marriage, pensions, and death certification. It is not the legislation that provides for changing gender markers on other documents (such as passports or driving licenses), access to healthcare, or access to single-sex spaces – that comes from the Equality Act 2010 (which remains unchanged).