Divorce link to transgender recognition is questionable

irishtimes.com – Dr Fergus Ryan

That a married person seeking gender reassignment should divorce poses questions, writes Fergus Ryan

The recently published report of the inter-departmental Gender Recognition Advisory Group, if implemented, will allow a transgendered person to align his or her legally assigned gender with what he or she experiences as their true gender, provided certain conditions are met. While these recommendations are broadly to be welcomed, the report poses difficult questions of policy that have profound and potentially distressing implications for transgendered persons and their families.