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Dr Foy stressed the Goodwin decision where the European Court of Human Rights had found that the UK had breached the rights of a transgender woman, including her right to marry.Mc Kechnie J was very reproachful of the Government in his judgment and asserted that, because there is no express provision in the Civil Registration Act, which was enacted after the Goodwin decision, it must be questioned as to whether the State deliberately refrained from adopting any remedial measures to address the ongoing problems.On 6 April 2015, the Children and Family Relationships Bill 2015 was signed into law, amending (among other acts) the Adoption Act 2010, to enable same-sex couples to jointly adopt children and stepchildren.Same-sex sexual activity was decriminalised in 1993.Government recognition of LGBT rights in Ireland has expanded greatly over the past two decades.Homosexuality was decriminalised in 1993, and most forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation are now outlawed.Judge Mc Kechnie J noted that in Ireland it is crucial that parties to a marriage be of the opposite biological sex.
None of the parties represented in the Oireachtas opposed decriminalisation.
Ireland also forbids incitement to hatred based on sexual orientation.
In 2015, a survey of 1,000 individuals in Ireland found that 78% of people are in support of same-sex marriage and 71% of people think that same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt.
Ireland is notable for its transformation from a country holding overwhelmingly conservative attitudes toward LGBT issues to one holding overwhelmingly liberal ones in the space of a generation.
In May 2015, Ireland became the first country to legalise same-sex marriage on a national level by popular vote.In July 2010, the Oireachtas passed the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010, recognising civil partnerships between same-sex couples.