Entry #805: LGBT discrimination in Ireland

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RegionIreland
IssueLGBT discrimination
StatusIllegal in some contexts
Start DateOct 25, 2000
End Datenow
DescriptionStates 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
Sourceshttp://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2000/en/act/pub/0008/sec0003.html#sec3 http://www.equality.ie/en/Information/Equal-Status/
Reports (8)
  • Status is not correct "Sexual orientation and identity (identity protected under disc. against sex and disc. against disability)"
  • Status is not correct "Misleading rather than incorrect in relation to transgender people. Legal precedent to date has provided protections from discrimination in employment and in accessing services under the "gender ground" in antidiscrimation laws. "
  • Status is not correct "Changed in 2016"
  • Status is not correct "Employment Equality Amendment Bill 2015 came in in August 2015 which fixed this issue"
  • Newer law has been passed "Religious exemption in employment removed in EQUALITY (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 2015 News story: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/12/03/ireland-passes-bill-removing-religious-exemptions-from-lgbt-equality-law/ Statute book: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2015/act/43/section/11/enacted/en/html#sec11"
  • Status is not correct "In all Irish acts of parliament, trans individuals are covered under the "gender" grounds, even though they are not expressly named as a category."
  • Newer law has been passed "Discrimination is not prohibited based on gender grounds equal status act gender recognition act employment equality act"
  • Status is not correct "The prohibition on sex discrmination in Irish law must be - and is - interpreted in line with EU caselaw which has found discrimination in employment against transsexuals to be sex discrimination. "


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Revision by vviet93

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NoteStates 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.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

Revision by vviet93

Old Value (Original) New Value
NoteStates that it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on their sexual orientation. The law does not state anything about discriminating against transgender people.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.
Reports (5)
  • Status is not correct "See www.ihrec.ie & the booklet "Equal Status Rights Explained" Clause in law protecting religious ethos of schools,colleges amended this week giving protection to all lGBTI teachers"
  • Status is not correct "Transgender people also protected under the Equal Status Acts from discrimination."
  • Status is not correct "it's legal to discriminate against people on the grounds of sexual orientation in educational, health and religious workplaces "
  • Other "religious bodies including most irish schools can discriminate based on an employment equality act clause"
  • Date is incorrect

MatthewCarroll created this entry.