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Are there laws in Northern Ireland which help to protect my rights as a transgender young person?

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Some laws provide some legal protections for transgender young people e.g.:

• The Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 prohibits discrimination and harassment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, and marital or civil partnership status.


• The Sex Discrimination (Gender reassignment) Regulations (N.I.) 1999, which amended the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, make it unlawful to discriminate against someone who intends to undergo gender reassignment, is undergoing gender reassignment or has undergone gender reassignment either in the workplace or in vocational training.


This is a complicated area of law. For more information or advice speak to a legal advisor confidentially on 08088085678, email ree@childrenslawcentre.org or online at REE Live Chat.

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