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Transforming Tasmania transgender group

Landmark legislation that will benefit Tasmania’s transgender community has passed its final parliamentary hurdle and will become law. Tasmania’s Lower House passed the Marriage Amendments Bill on Wednesday with the support of Labor, the Greens, and Liberal speaker Sue Hickey crossing the floor to vote to proceed the debate. The legislation passed the state’s Upper …

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Transforming Tasmania transgender group

Landmark law reforms benefiting Tasmania’s transgender community have passed the state’s Upper House and are set to become law within days, advocates say. The state’s Upper House finalised amendments to the landmark gender reforms on Thursday evening following a marathon three day debate. The legislation will remove the requirement for surgery before gender on birth …

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Sam Smith non-binary

Sam Smith has revealed in a new interview that he does not identify with any one gender and considers himself non-binary and genderqueer. The singer has appeared on the first episode of actress Jameela Jamil’s Instagram Live show I Weigh Interviews. In the candid half-hour interview, Smith discussed his relationship with his own body image …

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forced transgender divorces

Transgender people in Western Australia will be able to stay married to their partners when they affirm their gender on their birth certificate under legislation passed by the state government on Tuesday. Under the previous law, trans people needed to be unmarried before their birth certificate can be updated, essentially requiring them to make a …

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gender stereotyping

When I was pregnant with my son, friends and acquaintances concluded we knew the sex of our baby. My Facebook posts of baby clothing I bought before the birth probably contributed to that. Pink cat socks? Must be a girl! A toddler soccer kit? You didn’t tell me you were having a boy? Actually, we …

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Japan LGBT

Japan will continue to force trans people to undergo sterilising surgery if they want to be officially recognised by their chosen gender. Four justices from Japan’s Supreme Court this week unanimously voted against an appeal filed by trans man Takakito Usui who wanted to have his gender legally changed from female to male in official …

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Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert

Federal Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert has said the federal government should intervene to stop state governments from making sex markers optional on birth certificates, but transgender advocates say the MP has misunderstood the legislation. Last month, Tasmania’s lower house passed legislation that would make the displaying of sex markers on birth certificates optional. The data …

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One of the major anti-marriage equality campaign groups, Marriage Alliance, has rebranded as “Binary Australia” to fight against transgender and intersex rights. Binary Australia was established last month under the company name Gender Awareness Australia Ltd and is headed by longtime anti-transgender campaigner Kirralie Smith (pictured, left), who is running as a Senate candidate for …

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Prime minister Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been urged to meet meet transgender, gender diverse and intersex Tasmanians and their families after describing transgender law reform as “ridiculous”. On Tuesday night, nine historic changes aiming to remove discrimination against transgender and intersex people in the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriage Act passed the state’s Lower House, including …

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Transforming Tasmania transgender group

Tasmania is a step closer to become the first Australian jurisdiction to make the inclusion of sex markers on birth certificates optional, after the state’s Lower House passed the reforms. Nine historic changes put forward by Labor and Greens aiming to remove discrimination against transgender and intersex people in the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriage …

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