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The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has been urged to develop a national policy on the safe custody of transgender men and women following concerns about trans prisoners being held in prolonged solitary confinement. Prisons inspectors said two trans women prisoners in Limerick Prison are living "an extre

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A draft law has been approved by the Spanish government that would let children as young as 14 change their legal gender with no medical diagnosis. The bill has been prepared by the country's equality ministry, led by the left-wing Podemos party, and would permit people 16 and over to change their n

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Legislation to ban so-called conversion therapy for LGBT people in England and Wales will be brought to Westminster as soon as possible, the UK government has said. Conversion therapy is a practice or intervention which attempts to erase, repress, “cure” or change someone’s sexual

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Legislation to ban so-called conversion therapy in Northern Ireland will be brought to Stormont "as soon as possible", Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has said. The Northern Ireland Assembly yesterday voted 59-24 in favour of a motion rejecting the "harmful practice" and calling for legislation

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A non-binary person from El Salvador has been granted asylum in the UK in a first-of-its-kind ruling. Arthur Britney Joestar, 29, identified as a gay man when they arrived in the UK in October 2017 but came to identify as non-binary – i.e. neither a man nor a woman – after settling in Li

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Legislation has come into effect in Northern Ireland allowing civil partnerships to be converted into marriages and vice versa. Under The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020, same-sex couples can for the first time convert their civil partnerships into marriage

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A transgender woman has brought judicial review proceedings arguing that the requirement to have a medical diagnosis in order to obtain a gender recognition certificate (GRC) breaches her human rights. Solicitor Ciarán Moynagh of Phoenix Law is representing the anonymous woman in the proceedi

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Sexual orientation discrimination cases have increased 165 per cent since 2015, according to new data from compliance training specialist DeltaNet International and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The study analysed over 120,000 discrimination cases that went to employment tribunals and included case

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Conversion therapy for LGBT people is set to be banned in Northern Ireland under plans agreed between ministers yesterday. Communities Minister Carál Ni Chuilín yesterday agreed to take the policy lead on the issue at a meeting with colleagues Health Minister Robin Swann and Justice Mi

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A transgender woman has won a landmark employment discrimination case in China after being fired for taking leave for sex reassignment surgery. A court in Beijing ruled that e-commerce company Dangdang should reinstate her contract with full back pay, Chinese media group Caixin reports.

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