Regards Adrian Windisch
Dear Mr Windisch,
I am writing to you as a candidate in my area to ask you to pledge your support to strengthening the rights of non-binary people. Non-binary is an umbrella term for people who don't identify entirely as only male or only female, including non-gendered people. Despite roughly 1 in every 250 people being non-binary, there is very little protection for them. That's over quarter of a million people in the UK being treated unfairly by the law.
UK Trans Info and 8 other groups are asking all candidates in this year's general election to make the following pledge:
- to support expanding the definitions in Equality Act 2010 to ensure all non-binary people are protected.
- to support reviewing the Gender Recognition Act, with a view to bringing the UK in line with the statement on Identity Recognition issued by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) in January 2015.
- to support the introduction of non gender-specific X passports, and removing the requirement for a doctors letter when changing the gender marker on a passport.
These changes should be made in full consultation with trans and non-binary people, as well as others who may be impacted by these changes such as intersex people.
Please make your pledge either by sending a tweet to @UKTransInfo or by visiting the campaign website at http://ppc.uktrans.info