The Government wants to change this.
The Government has proposed amendments to fix this and let trans people correct their birth certificate by making a declaration in front of a Justice of the Peace. This is similar to the process for changing passports and drivers licences, and it would bring our laws in line with an increasing number of places including Malta, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Belgium and the state of California
But a transphobic campaign has been started to pressure Members of Parliament to reject these changes.
The campaign is run by a group which doesn’t believe trans people deserve the right to self-identify their gender or change their birth certificates. They use misinformation and moral panic to spread their message.
We need your help to tell MPs that these messages are wrong, and amendments to the BDM Act are wanted and needed.