Sometimes there are so many small stories swirling around that I feel the need to gather them together in one larger compendium. In the present case, some of them are updates to previous stories and some of them just don’t seem to fit anywhere else.
Irish Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton will publish legislation in the next year to provide for recognition of the acquired gender of transgender people. The long-awaited report on legal recognition of transsexual people in Ireland was presented to the Cabinet on Wednesday. Irish transgender rights law…or rather, the lack of same…was found to be in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights some time ago.