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Gender Registration Change Easier in Ireland

by our Editors in History & Politics , 28 juli 2015

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New legislation will make changing one's gender registration a lot easier. Irish Deputy Prime Minister Joan Burton announced this, while stating that the Irish cabinet has agreed on the Gender Recognition Bill. The Bill will now be debated by Irish parliament.

The bill arranges that for anyone over 18, only a statement is enough to change the gender registration on the person’s birth certificate and on official documentation, for instance a passport. A medical certificate – let alone a full surgical transition to the other sex – is no longer necessary.

For 16- and 17-year-olds who want to change their gender registration, the rules will remain somewhat stricter. They have to present a medical certificate to a judge.

“I carefully listed to individual civilians, representatives of interest groups, and others in the drafting of this bill,” Deputy Prime Minister Burton notes. “It is essential that this important legislation tallies with international best practices. That is why we chose self-determination for every one over 18 as a point of departure.”

President Sara Philips of the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) calls the announcement of the bill a ‘memorable moment’. “The fact that self-determination is the point of departure for the bill shows respect and true equality," Ms. Philips notes. “With this, transgenders are truly seen as equal citizens. I am very proud of my country!”
 



 







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