Tag Archives: Irish Gender Recognition Bill

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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The Incremental Cost of Transition: Name Change by Deed Poll

I want to document the cost of transition financially, as I feel that this has a huge impact on those trans people who do not have much money or disposable income to spend on changing documents and all that comes with it. It’s important to state that the cost to trans people is not only financial, it’s also emotional and mental. 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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