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New Children's Minister to make it easier for under-16s to change their gender

 

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Roderic O’Gorman says he has been the victim of ‘toxic’ online comments recently

Roderic O’Gorman says he has been the victim of ‘toxic’ online comments recently

Roderic O’Gorman says he has been the victim of ‘toxic’ online comments recently

The new Children's Minister Roderic O'Gorman says children under 16 should be able to change their gender with the consent of their parents or guardians and GP.

The Children's, Disability, Equality and Integration Minister also hit out at "toxic" and "homophobic" online attacks against him in recent days.

Laws to make it easier for 16 and 17-year-olds to legally change their gender will be introduced by the new coalition under a commitment in the Programme for Government. The document also commits to examining the arrangements for children under 16 who may want to change gender.


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