Ireland: Transgender groups hail victory in gender recognition battle

Published: October 29, 2014

Nick Duffy
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Dr Foy, a 67-year-old dentist, first launched proceedings in the 1990s, arguing for her right to a female birth certificate and legal gender recognition.

Her battle spanned three decades, and three separate cases across innumerable courts – but this week she announced the government had announced an “expressed intention” to introduce a Gender Recognition Bill, which would recognise trans people in all dealings with the State, public bodies, and civil and commercial society.

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