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Give marriage equality to all genders including non-binary genders, clarify gender equality laws to include non-binary genders and allow non-binary gendered people to have their gender recognised officially by law.

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There are around 250,000 people in the UK who identify as non-binary.

Under the Equality Act of 2010 discrimination against those citizens who have, are having or intend to have a medical or social transition to change their sex is made illegal. However this does not include all those who do not identify within the binary gender system. This leaves a large number of people potentially not protected by this act designed to bring equality for all.

Same-sex marriage has been legalised under the Marriage Act of 2013, however the act is binary gendered. This puts non-binary gendered people in a difficult situation. In Scotland, marriage is devolved - as there is no mention of gender in these laws. The same could easily be done in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We ask for:

[1] Clarifications to the Equality Act in order to fully include all genders rather than exclusively those who fit within the binary.

[2] Amendments to the Marriage Act (2013) to fully include all genders and sexualities rather than simply opposite-sex and same-sex couples.

[3] The option for non-binary gendered people to be identified as such in the eyes of the law and on official documents - for instance the introduction of "X" as a gender option on UK Passports rather than just "M" or "F".

Giving this part of our society the chance to express themselves and be viewed in the eyes of the law as the gender they identify as is a simple privilege that we should all be entitled to. The attitudes towards gender are changing - we need new legislation to reflect this.

TL;DR: give us more gender options, and recognise us by law



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