Back to Top
Wednesday 26 Sep
86195 users - now online: 1244 people
86195 users - now online: 1244 people login
Printer Friendly Page  
Gender Registration Change Easier in Ireland

by our Editors in History & Politics , 28 juli 2015

Dit artikel is ook in het Nederlands beschikbaar

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!”



PrEP Available for EUR 39 a Month

Swim and beachwear by Fighetti & Sanwin

Rotterdam Pride - Port of Love

Letter from Brussels: Denial

Rotterdam Summer Carnaval

    show more

In the New Issue of Gay News, 326, October 2018

More from History & Politics
More from Gay News- issue 287
More by our Editors

Cuckoos nest

Cruise bar with big darkroom

learn more |visit


Cruise and play bar

learn more |visit

bottom image

Entire © & ® 1995/2018 Gay International Press & Foundation G Media, Amsterdam. All rights reserved.
Gay News ® is a registered Trademark. © articles Gay News; duplication forbidden. Inclusion only allowed after written approval of the publisher, with clear source mentioning Articles used by third parties will be invoiced and cashed where necessary. Gay News | ISSN: 2214-7640 | ISBN 8717953072009 | Wikipedia.
Follow Gay News:
Twitter Issuu
RSS (dutch) RSS Editors (dutch) self-employed Escortboys

Contact us

© 1995/2018 Gay News ®, GIP/ St. G Media