Tag Archive | Gender Recognition

Conservative, Catholic Chile approves landmark transgender law

Conservative, Catholic Chile approves landmark transgender law

(Reuters) – Chilean President, Sebastian Pinera, on Wednesday signed into law a bill allowing people over the age of 14 to change their name and gender in official records, marking a historic shift in a traditionally conservative, predominantly Roman Catholic country. The bill was first introduced by centre-left President, Michelle Bachelet, then faced fierce lobbying […]

French Parliament Votes On New Gender Recognition Law

French Parliament Votes On New Gender Recognition Law

French parliament votes to introduce legal gender recognition procedure free from sterilisation and medicalisation In France, The National Assembly met in a plenary session on Wednesday 12 October to debate and vote on the 21st century justice law (La loi sur la justice au XX1eme siècle), which included provisions relating to legal gender recognition. Under […]

Ireland Agrees to Self-Declaration for Gender Recognition Bill

Ireland Agrees to Self-Declaration for Gender Recognition Bill

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 […]

Dr Lydia Foy’s Victory & The Gender Recognition Bill – Trans Equality At Last?

Dr Lydia Foy’s Victory & The Gender Recognition Bill – Trans Equality At Last?

Rob Buchanan considers the implications of Dr Lydia Foy’s recent victory, and the upcoming new gender recognition legislation, for both transgender people and the Irish community as a whole. Dr Lydia Foy has fought tirelessly at the vanguard of transgender recognition in Ireland for 21 years. She has finally reached a settlement on her action […]

GLEN: New Legislative Programme Has Major Commitments For LGBT People

GLEN: New Legislative Programme Has Major Commitments For LGBT People

The Irish Government Legislation Programme for the Autumn 2014 session, announced today by the Chief Whip, Paul Kehoe TD, contains major commitments to further progress for lesbian and gay, and transgender people. “The commitment of the Government and of Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to bring forward the Children and Family Relationships Bill this term […]

Trans Rights: Revised Bill To Allow Legal Recognition of 16 and 17 Year Olds

Trans Rights: Revised Bill To Allow Legal Recognition of 16 and 17 Year Olds

Minister Joan Burton TD has published a revised General Scheme of the Gender Recognition Bill yesterday, following Cabinet approval. The new scheme provides a pathway for legal recognition for 16 and 17 years olds. This is an important step forward for the trans community in Ireland and it was welcomed by TENI, whose Chief Executive, […]

Denmark: LGBT Community Celebrate “The World’s Best” Trans Recognition Law

Denmark: LGBT Community Celebrate “The World’s Best” Trans Recognition Law

Yesterday was a historic day for Denmark’s LGBT community, as the Danish Parliament passed legislation that puts the country in top position for trans rights. From now on in Denmark, a person can legally change their gender six months after he or she has applied to have it recognised. Folketinget, the Danish Parliament, voted by 59 votes […]