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Gender Recognition Bill [HL]


 

Gender Recognition Bill [HL]

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Constitutional

Affairs, are published separately as HL Bill 4—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Lord Falconer of Thoroton has made the following statement under

section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Gender Recognition Bill [HL] are compatible

with the Convention rights.

 
HL Bill 453/3
 
 

 

Gender Recognition Bill [HL]

 

 
 

Contents

Applications for gender recognition certificate

1   

Applications

2   

Determination of applications

3   

Evidence

4   

Successful applications

5   

Subsequent issue of full certificates

6   

Errors in certificates

7   

Applications: supplementary

8   

Appeals etc.

Consequences of issue of gender recognition certificate etc.

9   

General

10   

Registration

11   

Marriage

12   

Parenthood

13   

Social security benefits and pensions

14   

Discrimination

15   

Succession etc.

16   

Peerages etc.

17   

Trustees and personal representatives

18   

Orders where expectations defeated

19   

Scottish gender-specific offences

20   

Foreign gender change and marriage

Supplementary

21   

Prohibition on disclosure of information

22   

Power to modify statutory provisions

23   

Orders and regulations

24   

Interpretation

25   

Commencement

26   

Applications within six months of commencement

27   

Extent

28   

Short title

 
HL Bill 453/3
 
 

Gender Recognition Bill [HL]

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Schedule 1   —   

Gender Recognition Panels

Schedule 2   —   

Interim certificates: marriage

Part 1   —   

England and Wales

Part 2   —   

Scotland

Part 3   —   

Northern Ireland

Schedule 3   —   

Registration

Part 1   —   

England and Wales

Part 2   —   

Scotland

Part 3   —   

Northern Ireland

Schedule 4   —   

Effect on marriage

Part 1   —   

England and Wales

Part 2   —   

Scotland

Part 3   —   

Northern Ireland

Schedule 5   —   

Benefits and pensions

Part 1   —   

Introductory

Part 2   —   

State benefits

Part 3   —   

Occupational pension schemes

Schedule 6   —   

Sex discrimination

Part 1   —   

Great Britain

Part 2   —   

Northern Ireland

 
 

 
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