Fighting for legal and social recognition outside the gendered societal structure
Julian Huppert (Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge) has re-tabled Early Day Motion (EDM) in support of ‘X’ passports for people who do not define as male or female in the United Kingdom.
LEGAL RECOGNITION FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH A PARTICULAR GENDER (No. 2)
It is ESSENTIAL that we can demonstrate there is support for ‘X’ passports and for the wider implications of legitimate identity for those on the outside of the gendered societal structure and its imposed margins.
Legitimate identity is a FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT and the issue needs to be addressed NOW!
Again, and before HM government takes further measures to disrupt progress on this issue, it is imperative that everyone who believes in the principle of legitimate identity as a basic and fundamental human right is prepared to act.
I am asking again that everyone contact your local MP and request they add their signature to the motion. If not sure who your MP is, you can find out here http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/
The nature of EDMs is that there is the chance of a parliamentary floor debate if enough MPs are prepared to sign in support of an issue although, in practice, this does not often happen. The point of EDMs is that they are a useful mechanism to raise awareness and the public consciousness of an issue.
Online petitions still active – and currently uncensored by HM government
In support of ‘X’ passports in the United Kingdom
Legal protection for all trans* and intersex in the UK
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FINAL WORD (FOR NOW!)
I refer to an entry I made in the aftermath of HM Passport Office’s highly dubious ‘review’ of proposals to introduce ‘X’ passports to the UK http://elancane.livejournal.com/16622.html.
In September 2013, HM Passport Office repeated an earlier commitment from Immigration Minister Mark Harper to publish the findings of ‘review’ in the Ministerial Library and I am still waiting.
It is time the authorities disclosed the truth behind these failings and of the betrayal of people who do not define as male or female and do not want to be socially invisible non citizens of the UK.
The denial of existence is the worst act of discrimination by the gendered majority against the non-gendered