ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
A campaign for equality for children of LGBT+ parents in IrelanD
WHO ARE WE?
In Ireland, the majority of children within LGBT+ families are prevented from having a legal relationship with both of their parents. While the recent enactment of the CFRA (Children and Families Relationships Act) was a step in the right direction, only a small number of children have benefitted from this legislation. If you are an LGBT+ family who falls outside of the parameters of the CFRA, only the parent who is deemed to be the birth and/or biological parent can be listed on their child’s birth certificate. This results in many avoidable issues for children as they grow up; medical treatment, school enrollments, foreign travel, tax/inheritance rights are just some of the areas that are needlessly complicated when one parent is viewed as a legal stranger to their child.
The Equality for Children campaign advocates for these families and aims to mobilise public opinion to affect change.
- Children still excluded are:
- Children born to male parents
- Children born via surrogacy
- Children conceived or born outside of Ireland
- Children conceived using at-home insemination
- Children conceived using known or anonymous donors
***(Note that some amnesties apply for children born or conceived prior to May 5th 2020.)