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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Unknown
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #8 out of 119 countries surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(14%) Not a good place
Good place (75%)

History

Homosexual activity in Ireland

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Homosexual activity in Ireland is legal.

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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Same-sex marriage in Ireland is legal.

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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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ireland

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ireland is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Ireland, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Ireland

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Right to change legal gender in Ireland is legal, surgery not required.

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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LGBT discrimination in Ireland

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LGBT discrimination in Ireland is illegal in some contexts.

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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Oct 25, 2000–Aug 1, 2018
Illegal
Full discrimination under sex and disability. Under all of the discrimination protections.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

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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LGBT employment discrimination in Ireland is sexual orientation only.

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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Jan 1, 1999–Aug 3, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under section of "Sex" and disability.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Ireland

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LGBT housing discrimination in Ireland is sexual orientation only.

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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Jan 1, 2000–Aug 1, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the new anti discrimination protection laws passed 1989-2000.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Ireland

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Same-sex adoption in Ireland is legal.

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.
Added by vviet93  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

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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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Ireland

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Ireland is legal.

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  ·  0 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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Blood donations by MSMs in Ireland

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Blood donations by MSMs in Ireland is banned (1-year deferral).

Current status
Since Jan 15, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
Also applies to women who have had sex with a man who has ever had sex with another man.
Added by Ausyk  ·  4 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Nov 7, 2011–Jan 14, 2017
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."
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Conversion therapy in Ireland

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Conversion therapy in Ireland is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Equal age of consent in Ireland

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Equal age of consent in Ireland is equal.

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."
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LGBT Rights in British Islands