Labour has always championed LGBT+ rights. Now is the time to address the remaining cultural problems that cause discrimination against LGBT+ people.
In Government, Labour has delivered on the Marriage Equality referendum, the Children & Family Relationships Bill, amending Section 37.1 of the Employment Equality Act and Ireland’s first Gender Recognition Act.
Our plan for the next five years:
- Enact a national LGBT+ strategy focused on tackling hate crimes, combatting discrimination and improving the mental and sexual health of LGBT+ people
- Fully commence all sections of the Children and Family Relationships Act
- Expunge the criminal records of gay men convicted under historical indecency laws
- Review the operation of the Gender Recognition Act in 2017