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
The gender recognition process for 16- and 17-year-olds will be simplified under new legislation announced by the Government.
Published 2 December 2019
Eversheds Sutherland partner Aisling Gannon has been named a 2019 LGBT+ Ally Role Model by OUTstanding in recognition of her work on the firm's diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Published 30 October 2019
A transgender man who gave birth to a child has lost a legal bid to be named as a father on the child's birth certificate.
Published 26 September 2019
A man seeking asylum in the UK from a country where homosexuality is illegal was rejected by an immigration judge because he did not have a gay "demeanour", a barrister has said.
Published 22 August 2019
The high-profile legal battle over a Belfast bakery's refusal to bake a cake with a message in support of same-sex marriage will continue at the European Court of Human Rights, lawyers have announced.
Published 15 August 2019
A former garda who was dismissed in 1982 has received formal acknowledgement that he was sacked because of his "alleged homosexual activity".
Published 9 August 2019
International law firm Pinsent Masons has been recognised as one of the best multinational employers for LGBT+ staff in Stonewall's 2019 Top Global Employers index.
Published 19 July 2019
Human rights activist Ellen Murray will deliver Amnesty International's annual Belfast Pride lecture this year on the theme of transgender rights.
Published 15 July 2019
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has settled a case against the Department for Communities to back-pay state pension entitlements to a transgender woman.
Published 9 July 2019
Lawyers have been invited to march with a new LGBT+ network for lawyers at Dublin Pride this month.
Published 11 June 2019
Staff at the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) have received training to help improve their awareness and understanding of hate crimes motivated by transphobia.
Published 17 April 2019
Linklaters has become the first Magic Circle firm to offer gender reassignment surgery to staff on its private medical insurance scheme.
Published 28 March 2019
A transgender woman who was asked to leave a Dublin bar last year has won an out-of-court settlement and a public apology.
Published 19 March 2019
The Law Society of Ireland has launched a new Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the Society and the solicitors’ profession.
Published 5 March 2019