Transgender Equality Act 2014
An act to further legal equality for transgender people in the British Republic
BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
1. Marriage Equality
(1) Section 12 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2014 is hereby repealed.
(2) Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 are hereby repealed.
2. Compensation for losses
(1) Couples who entered into a marriage in the United Kingdom who filed for divorce citing as a reason the acquisition of a Gender Recognition Certificate are entitled to apply for compensation from the Government.
(2) In order to be eligible, couples must meet the following criteria:
(a) They must have filed for divorce on or after 4th April 2005, citing as a reason that one or both partners acquired a Gender Recognition Certificate.
(b) They must submit evidence that they are, as of the passing of this Act, a couple and are co-habiting, married or in a civil partnership.
(c) They must submit evidence that the divorce resulted in a substantial financial loss, either directly or through the resultant voiding of a previously made agreement, such as through the loss of "survivor's benefits" in a pension agreement.
(d) Compensation awarded will be equal to the financial loss incurred, in addition to inflation or interest if they would have been applicable to the original sum in the time between the divorce and the application for compensation.
3. Grounds for annulment of marriage
(1) Sections (12) (g) and (h) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 are hereby repealed.
4. Sexual consent regarding transgender people
(1) (a) A failure to volunteer information on one's gender identity, past or present, the possession of a Gender Recognition Certificate or any other indication of a person's status as transgender or otherwise gender non-conforming is not in itself grounds for consent to sexual activity to be deemed invalid.
(b) Any person convicted of a crime due to such failure to disclose their gender identity status prior to sexual activity is to have their criminal record expunged, to be removed from the Sex Offenders Register and to be released from jail if applicable, as well as to have any other ongoing sanctions resulting from the conviction be removed.
(1) This Act will come into effect immediately upon assent.