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OPINION: The kids are not alright: why some children are in a legal bind

An opinion piece written by Dr Lydia Bracken, School of Law, published on RTÉ Brainstorm, examines the legal implications of the delay in the commencing the provisions of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 that relate to donor-assisted human reproduction (DAHR).

But celebrating three years of marriage equality is tempered by the fact that the state has not yet commenced the provisions of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 that relate to donor-assisted human reproduction (“DAHR”). This delay has left many children, in particular those born to same-sex couples, in a vulnerable position as their existing family relationships may not be recognised in the eyes of the law.

The article can be accessed at: www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/0524/965692-the-kids-are-not-alright-why-some-children-are-in-a-legal-bind/

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