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Dearbhail McDondald: Reluctant U-turn brings state into line with Europe

Dearbhail McDondald

Published 22/06/2010 | 05:00

High Court Judge Liam McKechnie had implored the Government to "urgently review" the rights of transgendered people.

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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.

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