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Gender Recognition Act 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Applications for gender recognition certificate

    1. 1.Applications

    2. 2.Determination of applications

    3. 3.Evidence

    4. 4.Successful applications

    5. 5.Subsequent issue of full certificates

    6. 6.Errors in certificates

    7. 7.Applications: supplementary

    8. 8.Appeals etc.

  3. Consequences of issue of gender recognition certificate etc.

    1. 9.General

    2. 10.Registration

    3. 11.Marriage

    4. 12.Parenthood

    5. 13.Social security benefits and pensions

    6. 14.Discrimination

    7. 15.Succession etc.

    8. 16.Peerages etc.

    9. 17.Trustees and personal representatives

    10. 18.Orders where expectations defeated

    11. 19.Sport

    12. 20.Gender-specific offences

    13. 21.Foreign gender change and marriage

  4. Supplementary

    1. 22.Prohibition on disclosure of information

    2. 23.Power to modify statutory provisions

    3. 24.Orders and regulations

    4. 25.Interpretation

    5. 26.Commencement

    6. 27.Applications within two years of commencement

    7. 28.Extent

    8. 29.Short title

  5. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Gender Recognition Panels

      1. 1.List of persons eligible to sit

      2. 2.President

      3. 3.Tenure of persons appointed to list

      4. 4.Membership of Panels

      5. 5.The arrangements must ensure that a Panel determining an application...

      6. 6.Procedure

      7. 7.Staff and facilities

      8. 8.Money

      9. 9.Council on Tribunals

      10. 10.Disqualification

      11. 11.In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Interim certificates: marriage

      1. Part 1 England and Wales

        1. 1.The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (c. 18) is amended as...

        2. 2.In section 12 (grounds on which a marriage celebrated after...

        3. 3.In section 13 (bars to relief), after subsection (2) insert—...

        4. 4.(1) Paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 (grounds on which a...

      2. Part 2 Scotland

        1. 5.The Divorce (Scotland) Act 1976 (c. 39) is amended as...

        2. 6.(1) In subsection (1) of section 1 (grounds on which...

        3. 7.In section 2(1) (encouragement of reconciliation), for “in an action...

      3. Part 3 Northern Ireland

        1. 8.The Matrimonial Causes (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1045 (N.I....

        2. 9.In Article 14 (grounds on which a marriage celebrated after...

        3. 10.In Article 16 (bars to relief), after paragraph (2) insert—...

        4. 11.(1) Paragraph 18 of Schedule 3 (grounds on which a...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Registration

      1. Part 1 England and Wales

        1. 1.Introductory

        2. 2.Gender Recognition Register

        3. 3.Entries in Gender Recognition Register and marking of existing birth register entries

        4. 4.Indexing of entries in Gender Recognition Register

        5. 5.Certified copies of entries in Gender Recognition Register

        6. 6.Short certificates of birth compiled from Gender Recognition Register

        7. 7.Gender Recognition Register: re-registration

        8. 8.Correction etc. of Gender Recognition Register

        9. 9.Revocation of gender recognition certificate etc.

        10. 10.Evidence

        11. 11.Regulatory reform

      2. Part 2 Scotland

        1. 12.Introductory

        2. 13.Gender Recognition Register

        3. 14.Entries in Gender Recognition Register

        4. 15.Indexing of entries in Gender Recognition Register

        5. 16.Extracts of entries in Gender Recognition Register

        6. 17.Abbreviated certificates of birth compiled from Gender Recognition Register

        7. 18.Gender Recognition Register: correction, re-registration etc.

        8. 19.Revocation of gender recognition certificate etc.

        9. 20.Authentication and admissibility

      3. Part 3 Northern Ireland

        1. 21.Introductory

        2. 22.Gender Recognition Register

        3. 23.Entries in Gender Recognition Register and marking of existing birth register entries

        4. 24.Indexing of entries in Gender Recognition Register

        5. 25.Certified copies of entries in Gender Recognition Register

        6. 26.Short certificates of birth compiled from Gender Recognition Register

        7. 27.Gender Recognition Register: re-registration

        8. 28.Correction of errors in Gender Recognition Register

        9. 29.Revocation of gender recognition certificate etc.

        10. 30.Change of name

        11. 31.Evidence

        12. 32.Fees

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Effect on marriage

      1. Part 1 England and Wales

        1. 1.Marriage Act 1949 (c. 76)

        2. 2.In section 1 (restrictions on marriage), insert at the end—...

        3. 3.After section 5A insert— Marriages involving person of acquired gender...

        4. 4.Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (c. 18)

        5. 5.In section 12 (grounds on which a marriage celebrated after...

        6. 6.In section 13(2), (3) and (4) (bars to relief), for...

      2. Part 2 Scotland

        1. 7.Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 (c. 15)

      3. Part 3 Northern Ireland

        1. 8.Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 (S.I. 1984/1984 (N.I. 14))

        2. 9.Matrimonial Causes (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1045 (N.I. 15))

        3. 10.In Article 14 (grounds on which a marriage celebrated after...

        4. 11.In Article 16(2), (3) and (4) (bars to relief), for...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Benefits and pensions

      1. Part 1 Introductory

        1. 1.This Schedule applies where a full gender recognition certificate is...

      2. Part 2 State benefits

        1. 2.Introductory

        2. 3.Widowed mother’s allowance

        3. 4.Widow’s pension

        4. 5.Widowed parent’s allowance

        5. 6.Long-term incapacity benefit etc.

        6. 7.Category A retirement pension

        7. 8.Category B retirement pension etc.

        8. 9.Shared additional pension

        9. 10.Deferment of pensions

        10. 11.Category C retirement pension for widows

        11. 12.Graduated retirement benefit: Great Britain

        12. 13.Graduated retirement benefit: Northern Ireland

      3. Part 3 Occupational pension schemes

        1. 14.Guaranteed minimum pensions etc.: Great Britain

        2. 15.Guaranteed minimum pensions etc.: Northern Ireland

        3. 16.Equivalent pension benefits: Great Britain

        4. 17.Equivalent pension benefits: Northern Ireland

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Sex discrimination

      1. Part 1 Great Britain

        1. 1.The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (c. 65) is amended as...

        2. 2.In section 7A (gender reassignment: exception for genuine occupational qualification),...

        3. 3.In section 7B (supplementary exceptions relating to gender reassignment), for...

        4. 4.In section 9 (discrimination against contract workers), after subsection (3C)...

        5. 5.In section 11 (partnerships), after subsection (3C) insert—

      2. Part 2 Northern Ireland

        1. 6.The Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/1042 (N.I....

        2. 7.In Article 10A (gender reassignment: exception for genuine occupational qualification),...

        3. 8.In Article 10B (supplementary exceptions relating to gender reassignment), for...

        4. 9.In Article 12 (discrimination against contract workers), after paragraph (3C)...

        5. 10.In Article 14 (partnerships), after paragraph (3C) insert—

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