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Gender Recognition

Make A Submission To The Gender Recognition Act Review Group

The Department of Social Protection is undertaking a review of the Gender Recognition Act 2015. The Review will examine how well the Gender Recognition Act is operating and any problems with the legislation.

Issues for Consideration

The Review Group has promised to examine five key areas. These are:

1. Arrangements for children aged 16 to 17 years;

2. Arrangements for children aged under 16 years;

3. Arrangements for persons who identify as neither male nor female (e.g. non-binary);

4. Arrangements for intersex people;

5. Any other relevant issues, including issues relating to the operation of the current legislative provisions (i.e. the Gender Recognition Act 2015).

Consultation Process

To help the Review Group determine what the key issues are and what type of reform is needed, they would like to hear from you. They want to know the type of changes you think are important and how these changes should be made.

TENI Submission Template

To assist you to make a submission, TENI has produced a handy template. You can use this template to make your submission to the Review Group on the issues that you think are important. You can send in your submission by email or post. Your submission can be typed or hand written. It can be short, medium or long. You can include additional supporting documentation either as a reference or as an appendix.

Where to send your completed submissions

You can email your completed submission to gender@welfare.ie Be sure to include the word ‘Submission’ in the subject line.

You can also post your submission to:

GRA2015 Review (Submission), 

GRO Policy Unit,

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection,

Floor 1, Áras Mhic Dhiarmada,

Store Street,

Dublin 1

Deadline for Submissions

All submissions must be received by Monday 5th February 2018.

Template for Submissions

Please consider your submission under one or more of the following headings

1. Arrangements for children aged 16 to 17 years;

2. Arrangements for children aged under 16 years;

3. Arrangements for persons who identify as neither male nor female (e.g. non-binary);

4. Arrangements for intersex people;

5. Any other relevant issues, including issues relating to the operation of the current legislative provisions (i.e. the Gender Recognition Act 2015).

We suggest that you answer the following questions once for each heading you would like to cover.

Heading One (insert heading here)

Question 1:

Do you think the current legislation needs to be changed?

Yes  No 

If so, what changes do you think need to be made?

Question 2:

What should the Review Group recommend in its final report?

Question 3:

Is there anything else you would like to say on this topic?

Shortcut http://www.teni.ie/make_a_submission_to_the_gender_recognition_act_review_group

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