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Petition Make being non-binary a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010

Currently, under the UK 2010 Equality Act, non-binary individuals are not explicitly protected, leaving their protection up to individual court rulings. Many institutions use binarist (e.g. 'he/she' instead of 'they') language, and no recourse is available to non-binary individuals.

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In the UK, there are currently an estimated 266,600 non-binary individuals. Many institutions, including public bodies, still use gendered language in documents, and news companies use 'he/she' instead of inclusive alternatives. Trans populations have the lowest life satisfaction compared to LGBTQ+ average, and many TGNB individuals have suffered with mental health issues. The government needs to step in, and make being non-binary a protected characteristic.

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