Written Answers - Proposed Legislation.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 695 No. 2

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  127.  Deputy Ruairí Quinn  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   when she will introduce legal recognition of the acquired gender of transsexuals as mentioned in the revised programme for Government; when she expects to publish the relevant legislation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42367/09]

Minister for Social and Family Affairs (Deputy Mary Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  In the revised Programme the Government accepts the need to provide legal recognition for transsexuals in their acquired gender. I will be moving to progress this matter in the immediate future. The means by which legal recognition will be effected may include legislation and in any event will require careful consideration and consultation.


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