Equal Marriage Is a Big Boost for Transgender Couples – But We’re Not There Yet

huffingtonpost.co.uk – Sarah E. Brown – Cambridge City Councillor, member of LGBT+ Lib Dems executive

For the last nine years, many transgender people in the UK have faced a terrible dilemma. In 2004 the Gender Recognition Act was passed. This piece of legislation allowed transgender people rights in law to be recognised as their identified gender. This is more important than you might initially think: I made a successful application under the act and the Gender Recognition Certificate I was then granted explains that I am, “for all purposes”, female.