Thread from February 22nd 2023. Curiously this was not the position of the Gender Recognition Act Review Group of 2018 which included TENI and recommended gender recognition for children "of
Allowing activist groups to formulate public policy based on gender identity ideology is inappropriate while risking harm to children is surely no part of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
"Gender recognition" for children "of any age" was rejected by the Government just two years ago but reappeared in the Programme for Government last year. Who has been seeking this and why?
Next week Dublin City Council's Comhairle na nÓg is to send out “pledge packs” to 22 schools which expressed an interest in having one as part of the chosen LGBTI+ topic this year. What's BeLonG To's role in this?
The EU Commission aims to expand the list of EU crimes to include hate speech and hate crime. Our freedom of expression may be at risk through the inclusion of “gender identity”.
The coalition government is planning to allow children 16+ to legally self-id their gender without the requirement for two specialist reports, examine arrangements for under 16s plus amend equality legislation which may adversely affect women and girls
A 2014 survey of adults attending a Dublin gender clinic found suspected or confirmed gender dysphoria in nearly three times as many men as women. But last year four times as many girls as boys were referred from here to the UK's Gender Identity Development Services. Why is this?
A government advisory group recommended medical gate keeping for a Gender Recognition Certificate but with weeks to go the bill was completely altered and became a self-id Gender Recognition Act in 2015. Why did legislators agree to this change and why were women's rights not considered?
Why are those with Differences of Sex Development (DSDs) being "incorrectly" grouped with sexual and gender identities? Why are campaigners doing this?
A set of principles, which are not binding on the State and which the Irish public has never had a chance to discuss or vote on, are being cited in Irish government reports on gender with far reaching consequences for women and children.