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Links to documents:
Download this file (Gendermarkings__290114.pdf)Gender Marking in Passports[Archive copy hosted by UK Trans Info]
Access this URL (http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2014-0152/Gendermarkings__290114.pdf)Gender Marking in Passports[Link to copy hosted by UK Parliament Website]

Brief Summary

An internal review by the Passport Office into options for non-gendered passports - such as removing or hiding gender shown on passports, or allowing the "unspecified gender" option ('X').

Extract from Document

As passports are issued at the discretion of the Home Secretary in exercise of Royal prerogative, there is no legislative requirement in domestic law setting out the gender requirement in the UK passport. However, legislation in other areas recognises only the genders Male and Female. Therefore, what may appear to be a simple and inclusive change to passports could have wider reaching consequences.

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