113 transgender people recognised by the State under new law

In the six months since the enactment of the country’s Gender Recognition Act, 113 transgender people have been recognised by the State as being of their true gender.

But although 113 Gender Recognition Certificates have been issued, only 71 of the people concerned have obtained new birth certificates confirming their new identities.

The information on trans recognition was released by the Department of Social Protection to the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) which responded by praising the Tánaiste Joan Burton and the Government for making Ireland one of just six countries that expressly allows trans people to self-determine their legal gender.

Among the recipients of the Gender Recognition Certificates are three teenagers aged 16 and 17 years old.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0311/774266-transgender-stats/

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