Lydia Foy has won her case in the high court which ruled that the state is in breach of Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights.
Article 8 states the following
1. Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.
2. There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.
Now will the Government Act? Under the programme for Government there is no planned Gender Recognition Act. We must also remember, that the Irish Government is not the quickest at remedying the law when it comes to the ECHR. How long did it take to implement the Norris Judgement?
I would love to see the Government bring in an act on this and I will be bringing it up at UCC YFG this week and will try and submit it for Conference.