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Maria Miller and Kellie Maloney on 'de-gendering' passports

MPs have urged the government to do more to tackle discrimination against transgender people, saying they have "a long way to go" to achieve equality in the UK.

One of the 30 recommendations made by the Women and Equalities Committee is for there to be an option for people to record gender as 'X' - rather than male or female - in their passport.

Committee chairwoman Maria Miller told the Daily Politics: "Trans people feel that it can be difficult for them to put themselves into a male/female pigeon hole, and we don’t think it necessarily always adds much to the information the government is collecting.”

But former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney said: “I was so pleased to be able to put my passport as a female, and my driving licence. It was something I really wanted to do.”

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