A new RedC poll, commissioned by the feminist group The Countess, has shown that only 17% of Irish people support Ireland’s current gender change laws and believe that people should be able to legally change their sex on their birth certificate “as soon as they self-identify as or believe that they are a member of the opposite sex.”
Overall, 51% of those polled said that there should be some legal right to amend the sex on your birth certificate, but the majority of that 51% said if should only be allowed for those who have “fully transitioned through hormones and full gender reassignment surgery.”
28% of people say there should be no legal right to amend the sex on a birth cert, and only 16% of people believe that sex offenders should have any legal right to change their gender at all.
THE PUBLIC HAVE THEIR SAY IN GENDER DEBATE.
We have commissioned the first-ever independent survey into attitudes to gender which has revealed widespread support among the Irish public for single-sex services and sports.1https://t.co/aOMpVlyKRc#IrishGenderPoll
— The Countess (@TheCountessIE) July 14, 2021
Under the Gender Recognition Act of 2015 everyone over the age of 18 has the right to apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate. All that is required in Ireland for a person to be granted such a certification is a declaration that they wish to life their lives as a particular gender, no sign off from a doctor is required and a person does not have to have taken hormones or undergone gender reassignment surgery.
Once a person has been granted a Gender Recognition Certificate, they have the right to apply to have their birth certificate, and other documents, amended to reflect their new gender, again without requiring a person to have taken hormones or undergone surgery.
The poll also showed that: only 21% of Irish people believe trans-women should be allowed to compete in women’s sports; 62% of Irish people believe that toilets in public buildings should have to be single sex rather than gender neutral; 47% of Irish people believe children should be taught there are “many different genders outside of the traditional male/female; and 40% believe children should be taught “it is possible to change your sex.”
The full poll can be seen HERE.