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People walk under the giant rainbow flag in front of the parliament building in Budapest downtown during the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade in the Hungarian capital. (AFP)

In a win, UK census 2021 will allow people to enter their gender identity

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:08 PM IST
The census, which will be held on March 21 in all regions except Scotland, will include the question after asking for people's legal sex, Professor Sir Ian Diamond told BBC radio.
Over 80,000 Sikhs reportedly used ‘Other’ in the 2011 census to identify themselves, and mentioned ‘Sikh’ on the forms.(HT FIle / Representative Photo)
Over 80,000 Sikhs reportedly used ‘Other’ in the 2011 census to identify themselves, and mentioned ‘Sikh’ on the forms.(HT FIle / Representative Photo)

UK body rejects separate Sikh ethnic identifier for 2021 census

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 12:33 PM IST
Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a white paper that it had always provided an ‘other, specify’ box within the ethnic group question to allow respondents to answer as they wish to (such as defining their ethnicity as Sikh).
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