Last week the UK government finally launched its public consultation on the Gender Recognition Act. The proposed changes to the 2004 legislation, backed by the leaders of both main political parties, will enable people to change their gender solely on the basis of self-identification. A simple declaration will be all that is needed for a man to be legally recognised as a woman. Biology will become irrelevant. There will be no need for psychologists to confirm gender dysphoria; no need for doctors to prescribe hormones or arrange surgery; no need for changes in appearance or lifestyle; and no need to have lived as a member of the opposite sex for a certain period of time. Changing gender will be easier than filing a tax return.