Dearbhail McDondald: Reluctant U-turn brings state into line with Europe
Published 22/06/2010 | 05:00
High Court Judge Liam McKechnie had implored the Government to "urgently review" the rights of transgendered people.
That was eight years ago when he rejected Dr Lydia Foy's legal claim to compel the Registrar General's office to issue her with a new birth certificate.
Born a man, Lydia Foy, a dentist who was diagnosed with gender identity disorder in 1990, had gender reassignment surgery in the UK in 1992.