MPs may block gen­der changes if no GP check

The Sunday Telegraph - - News -

Moves to make it pos­si­ble to change gen­der without see­ing a GP face be­ing voted down by MPs, polls sug­gest.

Penny Mor­daunt, the Equal­i­ties min­is­ter, will re­ceive pre­lim­i­nary re­sults of a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion that will be the ba­sis for re­form­ing the Gen­der Recog­ni­tion Act. But last night a poll by ComRes for The Times of Tory MPs sug­gested a back­bench re­bel­lion will make it tough to im­ple­ment such a law.

Just 9 per cent of those asked would sup­port a change to al­low trans­gen­der peo­ple to no longer need a GP’s sup­port to self-de­clare as a dif­fer­ent gen­der.

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