Cost to legally change gender to be reduced

The price for people who wish to legally change their gender is to be reduced to £5 from £140. Currently, transgender people in Guernsey have to travel to England to get a Gender Recognition Certificate.

They can then change their birth certificate through the Greffe once they return to the island.

In November last year the UK's Women and Equalities Minister, Liz Truss said that instead of changing the legislation, the process and experience of applying for a gender recognition certificate would be made "kinder and more straightforward".

Local campaigners have welcomed the move but say it is still a long and costly process up to that point.

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Meanwhile, Liberate's Ellie Jones says it is a "significant" step that people who would like to change their birth certificates can do so

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