Written Answers - Gender Recognition

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 759 No. 1

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  87.  Deputy Gerry Adams  Information on Gerry Adams  Zoom on Gerry Adams   asked the Minister for Justice and Equality  Information on Alan Shatter  Zoom on Alan Shatter   if he has met with the Department of Social Protection on the issue of introducing gender recognition legislation for transgender persons. [13852/12]

[110]Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter  Zoom on Alan Shatter  I meet regularly with my colleagues in Government both collectively and on issues of bilateral interest. My Department was represented on the Gender Recognition Advisory Group established in May 2010 to advise on the question of legislation to give legal recognition to the acquired gender of transgender persons. The development of proposals in this regard is a matter for the Department of Social Protection.


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