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People will be able to self-identify as male or female in Scotland's census next year
National Records of Scotland, who are responsible for the census, said people do not need a gender-recognition certificate to identify as a different gender from the one registered at birth.
'I read, watch movies, listen to music... My life, as a trans woman, is very ordinary indeed'
‘People out there will tell you being transgender is as simple as filling in a form. I can assure you that it is not,’ writes Aoife Martin.
Children would be able to get full gender recognition under new proposals
Minister Regina Doherty said she would consider the best way to implement the recommendations in the report.
'Young trans people don't turn trans when they're 18, they deserve so much better'
Newly-elected Sinn Féin senator Fintan Warfield thinks a lot still needs to be done to help young trans people living in Ireland.
113 trans people are now legally recognised in Ireland
The Gender Recognition Act became law six months ago.
You can't be a godparent if you're transsexual, says Vatican
This comes as Joan Burton signs a commencement order the Gender Recognition Bill.
"A historic moment" - Oireachtas signs off on gender recognition bill
Ireland today became the fourth country to pass a law of this kind.
The Irish state will now accept trans people's own declaration of their gender
Married trans people will also not be required to get a divorce, to have their gender recognised.
'Nobody should be forced to get a divorce to have their gender recognised'
A protest was held outside Leinster House calling for the transgender bill to be amended.
Opinion: Proposed transgender laws are good news for lawyers – not couples
Ireland proposes making trans people in existing marriages divorce as a pre-condition for recognition in their new gender.
'I will stay married': Transsexual woman defiant after court ruling
The European Court of Human Rights said her human rights had not been violated.
Revised bill would allow people to legally change their gender at age 16 or 17
However, a court order will be required, as well as certification from a doctor that the applicant is mature enough.
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Dáil debates gender recognition law for first time in history
Failure to give transgender people formal legal status has affected their ability to access education, transport and social welfare.
Column: Lowering the legal age for gender recognition is vital
Reducing the gender recognition age requirement from 18 to 16 will improve the lives of many young trans and intersex people across Ireland, writes Louise Hannon.
Trans community has "waited long enough" for gender recognition
Gender recognition legislation is due to be published in 2014, which has led TENI to begin a new campaign to encourage the government to deal with it sooner.
Joan Burton commits to examining gender recognition
Marriage Equality welcomed Burton’s comments but said legislation published last year puts transgender couples in a difficult position.
Column: Why is the government delaying a law to recognise transgender people?
Ireland is in clear defiance of a High Court judgment that said the law on transgender people has to change, writes Michael Farrell.