Tag Archives: gender recognition

Irish Non-Binary Legal Recognition

There have been a number of posts on social media this past week, applauding the introduction of a new bill to be debated in the Oireachtas (Irish parliament) this May (2017). This bill introduces a number of amendments to the original gender recognition bill, not least of which includes recognition for children under 16 years of age, and the removal of the tedious requirements for recognition of 16-18 year olds. However, many people have (incorrectly) stated that this amendment also introduces non-binary legal recognition. This is not the case. Continue reading

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Non-Binary Gender Recognition Challenge: How to Guide for Irish Gender Recognition Bill!

Today I received this letter from the Irish Client Identity Service, the governmental department that has been processing gender recognition applications in the Republic of Ireland since the Gender Recognition Bill was passed in September 2015. In my application for … Continue reading

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Challenging the Irish Gender Recognition Bill

As a non-binary person, the Irish Gender Recognition Bill essentially ignores my existence. Non-binary recognition was campaigned for, but the Irish government chose to ignore it, instead option to “review the bill in 2 years time”. It was an easy … Continue reading

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Left Out In The Cold: A Non-Binary Perspective of The Irish Gender Recognition Bill

As a non-binary Irish transgender person, it feels like so many young trans people and non-binary trans people have been left out again in the cold with this Irish Gender Recognition Bill. I don’t blame the campaigners, I blame the legislators who backed away from what would have been an even more significant gender recognition bill. Continue reading

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