Ireland’s gender identity bill moves away from medical to self-declarative model for legal recognition for transpeople.
- The change in the bill applies to those over the age of 18 seeking to legally change their gender.
- The bill also removes a “forced divorce” clause dissolving a marriage if one of the partners transitions.
- In allowing for self-declaration, the bill hopes to separate civil registration and medical treatment considerations for trans individuals.
“Throughout the drafting of this Bill, I have listened carefully to the views of individual citizens, representative groups and public representatives. It is essential that this important legislation is in line with international best practice.”
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