Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 – closes March 2018

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on proposals around gender recognition including:

  • Replacing requirements to provide medical evidence and to live in an acquired gender for two years when seeking legal gender recognition, with a self-declaration system
  • Reducing the age at which recognition can be obtained to 16, and considering options for under-16s
  • Options for the legal recognition of non-binary people – people who do not identify as male or female

Read the consultation paper here: