Summary of UK trans* issues

The following is taken from a paper produced in May 2014 by the UK charity, GIRES. It is a useful summary of the issues facing trans* citizens and the groups working with them for equality. Introduction The numbers of transgender people presenting for medical treatment is increasing by 20% pa. This figure rises to 50%…

Legislative revisions

Equality Act 2010: Jersey is addressing the provisions of this law with its own anti-discrimination legislation. You can find out more about the public consultation process here. Gender Recognition Act 2004: This Act directly affects trans islanders who wish to apply to the UK for their gender recognition certificate (GRC). Although Jersey has it own…

Equal marriage support

Trans* Jersey supports Deputy Sam Mezec’s call for the States of Jersey to pass legislation to legalise same-sex marriage. Trans* Jersey goes further and would support a move for the island to model its law on Scotland’s equal marriage legislation. We support equal marriage because, as the law currently stands in Jersey, a transman or…