Gender Recognition Act 2015

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Gender Recognition Act 2015


Number 25 of 2015


GENDER RECOGNITION ACT 2015

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2019


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Gender Recognition Act 2015. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law

All Acts up to and including Central Bank (National Claims Information Database) Act 2018 (42/2018), enacted 27 December 2018, and all statutory instruments up to and including Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 1 of 2019), made 3 January 2019, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 25 of 2015


GENDER RECOGNITION ACT 2015

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2019


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1978, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Marriage Act 2015 (35/2015)

All Acts up to and including Central Bank (National Claims Information Database) Act 2018 (42/2018), enacted 27 December 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Gender Recognition (Forms of Application) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 373 of 2015)

Gender Recognition Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 369 of 2015)

All statutory instruments up to and including Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 1 of 2018), made 3 January 2019, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 25 of 2015


GENDER RECOGNITION ACT 2015

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2019



Acts Referred to

Adoption Act 2010 (No. 21)

Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (No. 24)

Civil Registration Act 2004 (No. 3)

Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (No. 7)

Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 (No. 26)

Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (No. 25)

Passports Act 2008 (No. 4)

Sex Offenders Act 2001 (No. 18)

Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (No. 26)


Number 25 of 2015


GENDER RECOGNITION ACT 2015

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2019


An Act to recognise change of gender; to provide for gender recognition certificates; to amend the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956, the Civil Registration Act 2004, the Passports Act 2008 and the Adoption Act 2010; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

[22 nd July, 2015]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows:

PART 1

Preliminary and General

1.

Short title and commencement

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Gender Recognition Act 2015.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as the Minister may appoint by order or orders generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision and different days may be so appointed for different purposes or provisions.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

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Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (4.09.2015) by Gender Recognition Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 369 of 2015).

2. The 4th day of September 2015 is appointed as the day on which the Gender Recognition Act 2015 (No. 25 of 2015), other than the following sections of that Act, shall come into operation:

(a) section 9(2)(b);

(b) section 10(1)(f)(i);

(c) section 11(2)(a)(ii);

(d) paragraphs (c) and (d)(ii)(I) of section 15(8);

(e) subsections (3) and (8) of section 18.

2.

Interpretation

2. In this Act—

“Act of 2004” means the Civil Registration Act 2004;

“Act of 2007” means the Medical Practitioners Act 2007;

“Act of 2010” means the Adoption Act 2010;

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“court” means the Circuit Family Court;

“endocrinologist” means a medical practitioner who is registered in the Specialist Division of the register of medical practitioners under the medical specialty of “Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus”;

“gender recognition certificate” means a gender recognition certificate issued by the Minister;

“medical practitioner” means a medical practitioner who is for the time being registered...

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