- Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual & Transgender Conference 2005
- 17 October 2005
Conference notes that transgender members can experience disproportionate pressures when they develop their transition if they are married people. For members to be able to obtain a full Gender Recognition Certificate and consequently a birth certificate that recognises them in their chosen gender, they are placed under considerable pressure in the requirement to take part in a divorce in advance of the full Gender Recognition Certificate and birth certificate being allowed to them.
Conference requires that the National LGBT Committee develop partnership working to establish best practice and supportive empowerment to any members who may be married and required to divorce during transition, or generally going through gender transition, to alleviate distress likely to be experienced by members and to make such representations as may be required to change things for the better.