Sinn Féin spokesperson for the arts, youth affairs and LGBTQI rights, Senator Fintan Warfield, has welcomed the publication of the review of the Gender Recognition Act 2015 which has recommended a number of measures including extending gender recognition rights for trans youth and non-binary persons.

Senator Warfield said:

“I am pleased with the report which is ambitious in its recommendations but absolutely necessary as the law progresses to a place that embraces LGBTQI identities.

“The primary recommendations were also a core tenant of the Gender Recognition (Amendment) Bill 2017 which I tabled in the Seanad and unanimously passed second stage in March last year and I am glad that this legislation formed a framework for the Gender Recognition Review.

“I am also satisfied to see some ancillary recommendations such as extension of gender recognition to Irish citizens born in the north and recognition for intersex persons.

“I commend those who took part in the review group and call on Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty to bring forward legislation in the autumn that encompasses all of the recommendations outlined in the report.”