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2 thoughts on “Ireland has had trans self-ID laws for years. The simple reality is there’s no risk for women”
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I find the need for a gender recognition certificate ather an odd concept. Here in Aotearoa New Zealand one has been able to have all documents except their birth certificate changed to their prefered identity (M, F or X) simply making a statutory declaration that they intend to live as their declared gender. Birth certificates were more difficult as one had to provide evidence to the family court that they had undergone treatment for gender reassignment. Note that treatment was not necessarily reassignment surgery. That has been the situation since the early 2000s.
The legislation passed in 2021 allows one to change one’s gender marker on their birth certificate simply by making a statutory declaration that they intend to live as the declared gender. End of story. And for all those anti-trans out there who claim such a move takes away the rights of women, please note that the law change in Aotearoa was a result of the women’s movement wanting to strengthen women’s rights, not by “male thugs” wishing to take away women’s rights as some anti-trans groups in the US and the UK claim.