From top: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Dublin Gay Pride in 2017; Irish passport
In the report drafted by Fine Gael’s LGBT committee, it is recommended these children should be free to legally self-declare their gender.
The committee, which includes Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, also said laws need to be changed to allow all children under 16 to change their gender with parental approval.
It recommends that the next government should allow people who do not consider themselves either male or female to be permitted to mark X on their passports.
This would mean Irish passports would have three gender categories – male, female and X.
The policy paper also calls for changes to the Road Traffic Act to allow for the introduction of rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossings.