Tag Archive | Gender Recognition Bill
Trans people in Ireland can now apply to be legally recognised in their true gender.
Today (Wednesday 15th July), the Gender Recognition Bill completed its passage through the Oireachtas. The Bill will now go to the President to be signed and will shortly become law. The legislation is expected to be enacted before the end of July and come into operation before the end of summer. “This is a historic moment for […]
BeLonG To and Minister Kevin Humphreys launch new resource for transgender young people and their families at Dublin Pride Festival
In the wake of their successful marriage equality referendum campaign, and while the Gender Recognition Bill is at committee stage in the Dail, BeLonG To – Ireland’s LGBT youth organisation, launches a new resource for transgender young people. Speaking at the launch, BeLonG To’s Founding Director Michael Barron said: “We are so proud that the […]
Interim Gender Recognition Certificate for young people a positive step The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) on Tuesday (16.06.15) announced its support for Senator Jillian van Turnhout’s proposed amendment to the Gender Recognition Bill. The Bill is reaching the final stages of the legislative process and according to the Youth Council, despite the significant […]
BeLonG To Unequivocally Welcomes Senator VanTurnhout’s Proposed Amendment to the Gender Recognition Bill
BeLonG To Youth Services, the national organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans young people has unequivocally welcomed Senator VanTurnhout’s proposed amendment to the Gender Recognition Bill, which was tabled at Report Stage. The amendment would introduce ‘an interim Gender Recognition Certificate’, for Trans young people, providing significant protections for the rights of trans young […]
Yesterday, the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D. announced that, following the agreement of Cabinet, the application process under the Gender Recognition Bill will, for people aged 18 years or more, be based on the person’s self-declaration by way of a statutory declaration. The Bill will also no longer contain the controversial […]
The LGBT Noise Rally For Recognition will take place at 2pm, Saturday 14th February, 2015, outside Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Have a look at the video below to see why you should support this rally: Large crowds are expected for a rally in protest of omissions in the Gender Recognition Bill 2014 that violate […]
TENI & Amnesty: Gender Recognition Legislation Must Reflect & Protect the Lives of Those People Who Need It
Yesterday, the Committee Stage debate on Gender Recognition Bill 2014 began in Seanad Éireann. During the debate, Senators from across the house joined in proposing amendments which broadly focused on the areas of review processes, child protection, and the pathologisation of trans identities.
The proposed Gender Recognition Bill is a step forward but it falls seriously short of providing adequate protection to Trans young people, especially within the education system and makes no attempt to protect and vindicate their right to freedom of expression. On a practical level this impacts on uniform choice, access to appropriate toilets, the […]
Following Wednesday’s Seanad debate on the Gender Recognition Bill 2014, TENI’s Chief Executive, Broden Giambrone, explained that while “we are one step closer” to better trans rights in Ireland, there are still serious issues with the legislation as it is currently stands. “Unfortunately, many members of our community are still excluded in this legislation”, Giambrone […]