The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has announced new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender. A consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004 will be launched in Autumn 2017.
The Government Equalities Office and Department for Education have launched a survey to understand the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people living in the UK, in July 2017.
Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur, invites stakeholders to contribute to a consultation on the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on the cultural rights of women. Submissions must be made by 19 May 2017.
The Office for National Statistics published an update to the 2009 Trans Data Position Paper in January 2017. The update covered legislation, the WEC Transgender Equality inquiry, data collection and question development worldwide, along with details of ONS research, testing and findings so far.
UNISON has commissioned NatCen to explore the impact of public spending reductions on LBG&T people. NatCen is inviting people who have used and/or provided LGB&T services to contribute to the research (before 20 September 2016).
In June 2014, the Government announced a review of the differences in benefits for survivors in occupational pension schemes and the TUC launched an e-petition calling for a change in the law.
The first same sex marriages took place on 29 March 2014. This follows the passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.
The Government consultation on the future of civil partnership in England and Wales closed on 17 April 2014.
The Scottish Government published the ‘Consultation on the Draft Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill: Analysis of Written Responses’ on 27 June 2013.
On 25 July 2012, the Scottish Government published ‘Consultation on the registration of civil partnership and same sex marriage – responses from organisations’.