The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry on health and social care and LGBT communities to consider whether provision is adequate, whether discrimination is still occurring, and what more needs to be done to improve access to health and social care. The deadline for submissions is 5 October 2018.
Penny Mordaunt, The Minister for Women and Equalities, said that the Government will shortly publish a consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
The Government Equalities Office announced that it will consult on the future of civil partnerships.
This is from their May 2018 policy paper (pdf) which sets out plans for a new consultation to assess whether there is still enough demand for civil partnerships among same-sex couples, now that marriages are available to them. And whether there is demand for civil partnerships amongst opposite-sex couples.
The Social Mobility Commission has a vital role to play in “[putting] the Government’s feet to the fire” – but changes need to be made.
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.