Transgender Equality Network Ireland
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Sara R. Phillips, Chair of Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), spoke today about the importance of legal gender recognition:
"We are very disappointed that this Bill does not go further in protecting the rights of trans people in this country. This is a moment we should be celebrating as we are one step closer to legal recognition. However, many members of our community are still excluded in this legislation. We remain hopeful that the Government will work closely with the trans community to improve this legislation before it becomes law. There is still time to do the right thing. Gender recognition legislation has the capacity to greatly improve the lives of trans people, and to ensure that trans people are treated with dignity and respect as they live their day to day lives. This is, and always has been, a human rights issue. Trans people deserve the respect of being recognised and protected for who they are."
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