Submissions are now invited, from interested individuals and organisations, on the current operation of the Gender Recognition Act 2015 and in relation to possible future operational and policy considerations. Reflecting the terms of reference of the review group, those wishing to make a submission should do so under the following headings:
- Arrangements for children aged 16 to 17 years;
- Arrangements for children aged under 16 years;
- Arrangements for persons who identify as neither male nor female (e.g. non-binary);
- Arrangements for intersex people;
- Any other relevant issues, including issues relating to the operation of the current legislative provisions.
How to make a submission
Submissions may be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (with the word “Submission” in the Subject line)
Submissions should be returned not later than 5 February 2018 and should include the full name and address of the person making the submission and, where relevant, the name of the body or organisation represented.
All submissions will be acknowledged and will be considered by the Review Group. The group will report to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection on the consultation process. Those who make submissions may be invited to meet with representatives of the Review Group.
It should be noted that submissions received, and reports of any further consultations undertaken with any parties in response to this request, will be subject to Freedom of Information legislation and may be published on the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection website.
Contribute to the USI Submission
If you are not comfortable submitting an individual submission to the process, or you would like to help shape the student submission, please contact Siona, the USI Vice President for Equality & Citizenship, to contribute to the Union of Students in Ireland submission. Please include your educational institution in the correspondence.
Please email Siona (email@example.com) with your thoughts/contributions for the USI submission before Friday 26th of January at 5pm.