Transsexuals protected in workplace
Siobhan Harding, working brief
Since April 2005 the Gender Recognition Act 2004 has been in force. This Act allows transsexuals to gain legal recognition in their acquired gender, to marry in their new gender and to apply for a substitute birth certificate.
The legislation has also strengthened the existing Sex Discrimination (Gender Reassignment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 to help prevent discrimination against transsexual people on the grounds of sex.