Fighting for legal and social recognition outside the gendered societal structure
EARLY DAY MOTION IN SUPPORT OF X PASSPORTS REACHES 30 SIGNATURES
Within three weeks of tabling by Norman Lamb MP on 5 November, EDM 660 has already achieved the support of 30 MPs across all of the more significant national and regional parties in the UK. I have received notes of encouragement and support from MPs who were signatories to EDM 47 in the last session who cannot sign EDM 660 because they now hold Leadership or Shadow Cabinet positions. An excellent start especially given there was a mini-recess shortly after tabling.
EDM 47 achieved 80 signatures in the last parliamentary session and it is possible, highly probable even, that EDM 660 can exceed 100 signatures despite that tabling took place more than halfway through the current session.
With deepest thanks again to Norman Lamb for taking on the mantle.
The W&E Select Committee will publish its findings from trans* equality inquiry in due course and there was never a better time to keep up the pressure on Government and HM Passport Office.
If your local representative MP is not on the list of signatories then please contact them and urge that they support the motion
Let’s aim for EDM 660 to reach 50 signatures before the Xmas recess (17 December 2015)!
All MP contact details can be found here: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/
On a principle of legitimate identity as a fundamental human right.
The denial of existence is the worst act of discrimination by the gendered majority against the non-gendered