LGBT



Leman Solicitors collaborates on video series about LGBT+ inclusion in sport

Leman Solicitors has collaborated with the DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion on a new video series about LGBTQI+ inclusion in sport.

Published 15 June 2020

OUTLaw Network plans online Pride events for LGBT+ lawyers

The OUTLaw Network has announced a series of webinars and online social events to mark "a Pride month like no other".

Published 12 June 2020

Gender recognition laws could be extended to children and non-binary people

Ireland's gender recognition laws could be extended to children and non-binary people under proposals reportedly being discussed in government formation talks.

Published 2 June 2020

Lewis under pressure to allow same-sex religious marriages and civil partnership conversions

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has come under pressure to allow same-sex couples in Northern Ireland to have religious marriages and convert their existing civil partnerships to a marriage.

Published 27 May 2020

Same-sex female co-parents win new legal recognition

Same-sex female couples will be recognised as the co-parents of children born through donor-assisted human reproduction under a legal framework finally brought into force.

Published 5 May 2020

Rainbow row: Lesbian judge in US disciplined for flying rainbow flag in court

A lesbian judge in the USA has been disciplined for flying a rainbow flag in her courtroom.

Published 17 April 2020

Same-sex couple who married in England were discriminated against in Northern Ireland

A same-sex couple who married in England but were treated as civil partners on their return to Northern Ireland were discriminated against, the Court of Appeal in Belfast has ruled.

Published 16 April 2020

Passport authorities not required under ECHR to offer non-binary gender marker

The UK is not legally obliged to offer a gender-neutral passport option to people who identify as neither male nor female, the Court of Appeal in London has ruled.

Published 11 March 2020

Stephen Kirwan: Pitfalls and uncertainties in Ireland's gender recognition laws

Stephen Kirwan, solicitor at KOD Lyons, explores the pitfalls and uncertainties remaining under Ireland's gender recognition laws.

Published 27 February 2020

Trans woman settles sex discrimination case against Debenhams for £9,000

A transgender woman supported by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has settled a sex discrimination case against retailer Debenhams for £9,000 with no admission of liability.

Published 16 January 2020

Same-sex couples can register to marry from today

Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland can give notice of their intent to form a civil marriage to the General Register Office for Northern Ireland from today following a change in the law last summer.

Published 13 January 2020

Arthur Cox shortlisted for LGBT+ champion award

Arthur Cox has been shortlisted for an award recognising champions of the LGBT+ community.

Published 8 January 2020

Misgendering trans people not protected as part of a philosophical belief, tribunal rules

The belief that sex is "biologically immutable" and transgender people should be treated and referred to as the sex they were assigned at birth is not a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010, a tribunal has ruled.

Published 20 December 2019

Legal gender recognition 'good practices' identified in Dentons report

The requirement for parental consent in order for minors to change their legal gender can be "restrictive and problematic", according to a report prepared by Dentons.

Published 4 December 2019

Gender recognition process to be simplified for teenagers

The gender recognition process for 16- and 17-year-olds will be simplified under new legislation announced by the Government.

Published 2 December 2019