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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,829 ✭✭✭Rosita

    Not sure much of that policy would stand up to challenge under the Gender Recognition Act.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,563 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN

    Thought it had already happened

  • Registered Users, Moderators, Education Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 15,247 Mod ✭✭✭✭rebel girl 15

    I would have thought something like that would have had to go through Congress before it being allowed? This is a significant change to the rulebook surely, so it would need a special congress surely?

    Also, putting limits on it - what happens if we have a case similar to Caster Semenya playing inter county, testing positive for testosterone by it isn't because of doping? The 10 nanomoles per litre is the same limit the IAAF set.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,025 ✭✭✭big_drive

    Between this now and the camogie carry on last week around UL in college fiasco, I'd say the GAA are better off without any amalgamation of the associations

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  • Registered Users Posts: 827 ✭✭✭farmingquestion

    Was it JFK who had the slogan "for the many, not for the few"?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,660 ✭✭✭evolvingtipperary101

    Any one know of any transgender people wanting to train and play at their club? Maybe I'm out of the loop with the rest of the country, but I can't see there being much of a take up. I know its not the point. I mean is there a demand out there that this has been brought to a head (no pun intended)? Surely, it's a city issue (more population/clubs) where there's more possibility of this happening?

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,658 ✭✭✭Gusser09

    Mod Edit

    Warning issued.

    Post edited by ShamoBuc on

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,658 ✭✭✭Gusser09

    Id imagine the decision makers are basing this on their own personal motives and interests.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,784 ✭✭✭Augme

    It's disgraceful isn't it. Imagine have the cheek to except someone to call you by your preferred name, just outrageous. What is society coming to when people think that is acceptable?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,078 ✭✭✭Quantum Erasure

    "The LGFA said its new policy followed “a lengthy and detailed consultation process, which took into consideration worldwide international practice and legal advice”. It declined to say what consultation it undertook."

    I'd have a feeling there were talks with the GAA, and they were encouraged to go down this route if there was to be a chance of an amalgamation in the future.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,222 ✭✭✭SouthWesterly

    Check out the riddle scale for what the aim is. What the minority want is full affirmation and nurturing. Even acceptance is seen to be against them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27,691 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko

    The existence of a scale doesn’t tell you anything about what the aim is. I have a 3M measuring tape, does that mean my aim is to be 3M tall?

    This is purely inflammatory stirring things up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,222 ✭✭✭SouthWesterly

    It tells you that even acceptance and tolerance is seen as a negative and the only thing acceptable is affirmation and nurturing.

    The cry initially was to show tolerance and accept me for who I am. That's now deemed as hatred.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,103 ✭✭✭✭greenspurs

    Are you saying Transgender will become a large 'minority' in Ladies Gaelic Football?

    I will not allow my teenage daughter EVER play Ladies GF if theres a transgendering (?) man/boy on the opposition, for her own h&s , as a person gone through male puberty will be stronger than her, always.

    Also, will the Ladies Gaelic Football Association now have to change their name ? No doubt they will HAVE to .......

    I wonder would the Camogie Association take note and follow the LGFA and allow people that used to be male play camogie against girls/women?

    Its just crazy stuff .....

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