Summary: Republic of Ireland passes Gender Recognition Legislation based on self-determination

Dublin, 15th July 2015: The Gender Recognition Bill has today completed passage through the Oireachtas and is expected to come into operation before the end of this summer. The Republic of Ireland is the fourth country in the world to specifically introduce legislation based on transgender self-determination, joining Argentina, Denmark, Malta and most recently Colombia.

SRT grantee Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) has lobbied on this issue for some years. TENI Chair Sara R Phillips said, “This is a historic moment for the trans community in Ireland. Today is the first day we will be seen as who we truly are. Dr Lydia Foy’s twenty-two year journey has finally come to an end.”

This is an update of our earlier coverage of this news story on June 8th 2015.

Full coverage from TENI’s website:


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