• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Housing Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Ireland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1993)
Legal
Homosexuality was decriminalized in Ireland with the the passing of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act, 1993.
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Same-sex marriage in Ireland

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Current status
(since Nov 16, 2015)
Legal
The Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015 (bill no.5 of 2015)
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Jan 1, 2011–May 23, 2015
Civil unions
Granted under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act, 2010.
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Right to change legal gender in Ireland

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Current status
(since Jul 15, 2015)
Legal, surgery not required
For adults over 18, individuals can change their legal gender without a surgery. However, for individuals between the age of 16-18, there is a "route to recognition"
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Jan 2002–Jul 15, 2015
Illegal
No legislation at present, but government has said it will legislate and there has been a landmark court prompting the government to seek legislation surrounding the issue. This legislation has yet to be carried out.
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Same-sex adoption in Ireland

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Current status
(since Apr 4, 2015)
Legal
As Same Sex Marriage is now fully legal, same sex couples can adopt children. One month before it became legal, same sex couples can also adopt children.
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Nov 1, 2010–May 23, 2015
Single only
Law specifies that married couples or single individuals may adopt, but there is no same sex marriage in Ireland at present.
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LGBT discrimination in Ireland

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Current status
(since Oct 25, 2000)
Illegal in some contexts
States that it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on their sexual orientation in most cases. The law does not state anything about discriminating against transgender people.

There are specific exemption in place for areas such as religious institutions
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Jan 1, 2000–Jan 1, 2004
Illegal in some contexts
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Jan 2, 1998–Jan 1, 2000
Illegal in some contexts
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Jan 1, 1989–Jan 1, 1998
Illegal in some contexts
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LGBT employment discrimination in Ireland

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Current status
(since Jan 1999)
Sexual orientation only
Ireland's Employment Equality Act, 1998, and the Equal Status Act, 2000 outlawed discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Ireland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2000)
Sexual orientation only
Ireland's Employment Equality Act, 1998, and the Equal Status Act, 2000 outlawed discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Ireland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2007)
Legal
Section 1.5 of Ireland's Defence Forces's "Equality, Diversity, and Equal Status Policies" state that "the nine (9) grounds on which discrimination is prohibited are: Gender, marital status, family status, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion, race and membership of the Traveller community."
Added by vviet93  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
May 1, 1993–Jan 1, 2007
N/A
The Irish Army changed their policy in early 1993
Sources:
www.mamanpoulet.com/17-years-ago-gay-people-and-the-irish-defence-forces/www.mamanpoulet.com/17-years-ago-gay-people-and-the-irish-defence-forces/
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Equal age of consent in Ireland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1993)
Equal
The age of consent in Ireland is 17 for heterosexual and homosexual sex. Section 2 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993 states: "Subject to sections 3 and 5 of this Act, any rule of law by virtue of which buggery between persons is an offence is hereby abolished."
Added by PaulBrierley  ·  7 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Ireland

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Jan 15, 2017–Jan 18, 2017
Legal
just dropped life time ban.
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Current status
(since Nov 7, 2011)
Banned (indefinite deferral)
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service bans blood from men who have sex with men. Their policy states: "In order to assure the continued safety of the blood supply, we currently ask those people who may have a particularly high risk of carrying blood-borne viruses not to give blood. This includes men who have ever had sex with another man / men."
Added by PaulBrierley  ·  9 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Ireland

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Current status
(since Oct 2, 2012)
Not banned
Not banned in UK.
Sources:
No
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