GENDER RECOGNITION ACT 2015


Number 25 of 2015


Gender Recognition Act 2015

REVISED

Updated to 16 November 2015


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of Gender Recognition Act 2015. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under 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 Marriage Act 2015 (35/2015), enacted 29 October 2015, and all statutory instruments up to and including Marriage Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 504 of 2015), made 10 November 2015, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 25 of 2015


Gender Recognition Act 2015

REVISED

Updated to 16 November 2015


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Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked.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 1999, 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 Marriage Act 2015 (35/2015), enacted 29 October 2015, 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 Marriage Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 504 of 2015), made 10 November 2015, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 25 of 2015


Gender Recognition Act 2015

REVISED

Updated to 16 November 2015


CONTENTS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1. Short title and commencement

2. Interpretation

3. Regulations

4. Expenses of Minister

5. Service of documents

6. Records and annual report

7. Review of operation of Act

PART 2

Applications and Appeals Relating to Gender Recognition

8. Application for a gender recognition certificate

9. Persons who may apply for a gender recognition certificate

10. Requirements on application for a gender recognition certificate

11. Requirements on application where recognition in another jurisdiction

12. Application to court for exemption

13. Gender recognition certificate

14. Revocation by Minister

15. Application to Minister to revoke a gender recognition certificate

16. Error in a gender recognition certificate

17. Appeal

PART 3

Gender Recognition Certificate

18. Effect of gender recognition certificate generally

19. Parenthood

20. Disposal or devolution of property

21. Personal representatives and trustees

22. Orders where expectations defeated

23. Gender specific offences

PART 4

Civil Registration

24. Amendment of section 2 of Act of 2004

25. Amendment of section 8 of Act of 2004

26. Amendment of section 13 of Act of 2004

27. Part 3A of the Civil Registration Act 2004

28. Amendment of section 61 of Act of 2004

29. Amendment of section 63 of Act of 2004

30. Amendment of First Schedule to Act of 2004

31. Amendment of section 27 of Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956

32. Amendment of section 3 of Act of 2010

33. Amendment of Chapter 2 of Part 10 of Act of 2010

34. Regulations relating to register of gender recognition of intercountry adoptions

35. Amendment of section 96 of Act of 2010

PART 5

Miscellaneous Provisions

36. Offences and penalties

37. Circuit Family Court

38. Amendment of Passports Act 2008



Number 25 of 2015


Gender Recognition Act 2015

REVISED

Updated to 16 November 2015


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: