Karl Lagerfeld: On 16 JanuaryHeneghan now 25 attended a blood donation clinic in D'Olier StreetDublin and became the first man who has had sex with another man to donate blood openly in the Republic of Ireland since the lifetime deferral policy was first introduced in the s. In Australia a national sample put the figure at 3 per cent; in the US the most widely cited national poll in recent years indicates that homosexuality rates are 3. Altruistic surrogacy proposed. July — August One major criticism stated that the legislation effectively enshrined discrimination in law insofar as separate contractual arrangements with greater privileges continued to exist for opposite-sex marriages concurrent to lesser arrangements for those wishing to take out civil partnerships.
Lydia Foy won her case in the High Court which ruled that the failure to allow her to obtain a new birth certificate recording her gender as female was in breach of her rights under the ECHR.
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And, more specifically, how comfortable are gays and lesbians about disclosing their sexual orientation? Later that week, Minister for Health Simon Harris agreed to the recommendations and announced the reduction would take place. In our Family Values poll the 10 per cent who chose not to answer were more likely to be older; younger people were more likely to identify themselves as gay or bisexual. She is the first openly gay leader of a political party. Summer of Family Come rain or shine our guide will help your family make the most of it. Anti-discrimination laws covering sexual orientation were enacted, civil partnerships were legalised ingranting same-sex couples several legal rights, and transgender transition laws were relaxed, allowing transgender people the right to change their legal gender on official documents.