Historic Pro-Transgender Policy

Last week a new policy narrowly passed in Tasmania’s lower house, which proposed that gender will not necessarily be displayed on birth certificates.

This bid to relax the laws around gender will need the support of the state’s Upper House before it becomes law in Tasmania.

If it passes, parents will have the choice of whether or not to record their baby’s sex on the child’s birth certificate. However, this would be an opt-in system, meaning that parents would have to apply to have their baby’s gender recorded. Having no gender would be the default for Tasmanian birth certificates.

Currently, transgender people are required to have surgery to be recognised as the opposite gender.

Representative from Transgender Victoria, Sally Goldner, joined the Daily to look at the hopes for the future of Transgender people in Australia. 

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