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    Public Consultation On Transgender Legislation

    Started by IRM| 639 posts

     

     

    The Dept of Social Protection has announced a public consultation on

    proposed legislation to legally recognise the acquired gender of
    transsexual persons


    http://www.welfare.ie/EN/Policy/Legislation/Pages/genderrecognition.aspx

     

    Proposals and comments should be submitted by e-mail to the secretary of the Group at: grag@welfare.ie - not later than Friday September 17th 2010.

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    15 Jul 2011 @ 08:48

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    legolas| 11328 posts

    Hi. I've just read the Lydia Foy and Brian Finnegan chat in the latest GCN. Lydia said the State has proposed law changes to bring it in line with the European Convention on Human Rights and the general parameters of the changes are that gender recognition certificates can be issued. You are then, for all official purposes identified in your "new" gender, including that you can marry in that gender.

    I hav'nt put in all that Lydia said during the chat, as I was interested in the fact (that on the face of it) the State seem's to have caved in to avoid being brought to the EC (court) HR. I saw in the chat that the EC (court) HR specifically directed the UK to pass legislation to change the birth certificate of the claimant in the case before it.

    I sense that the talks about the proposed law changes here are not over yet, so I'm asking if Lydia and her team, plus all the other parties gaining from a law change, are going to be happy with just the proposed new cert or whether they regard it as just a stepping stone to getting the actual birth cert details altered to legally recognize the change in gender. Do they think the Govt is genuine (in all it's branches) in it's dealings with TG people in regard to the issue? Is there any "constitutional" impediment on changing/re-issuing the actual birth cert (in both long and short form) and does the change also mean any original birth bookwork also have to be changed to comply with the proposed and/or eventual full alteration of gender details?

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    13 Sep 2010 @ 10:14

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    IRM| 639 posts

    The GRAG report is being launched tomorrow morning at 11am


    http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=20394040945a32c736eefb556&id=b8b1638208

    http://www.pila.ie/bulletin/latestbulletin/2011/07/13/gender-recognition-legislation-minister-to-launch-report-tomorrow--/

    It was discussed here

    http://www.irishexaminer.com/features/state-stalling-on-gender-issues-153614.html

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    13 Jul 2011 @ 20:30

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    IRM| 639 posts

    Interesting critique here

    cedarlounge.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/government-of-the-people-but-not-for-transgendered-people/

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