Gender Recognition Bill 2014


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The Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection, Kevin Humphreys T.D. has welcomed the settlement of the High Court case today (Tuesday, 28 October 2014) brought by Dr Lydia Foy.  The Minister said: "I look forward to progressing the Gender Recognition Bill though the Oireachtas as quickly as possible. It is our expressed intention to publish the Bill by the end of 2014 and our firm intention to see it enacted in 2015.

"This legislation is long overdue. The Programme for Government includes a commitment that transgender persons will be provided with legal recognition. Once the legislation is enacted, it will mean that a person will have their acquired gender fully recognised for all purposes, including dealings with the State, public bodies, and civil and commercial society."

The Revised General Scheme of the Bill was published in June 2014. The Bill is currently being drafted by the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel.

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