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South Australia finally abolishes gay panic murder defence

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LGBT Legal Service are offering assistance to Queensland men with gay sex convictions

The LGBTI Legal Service has offered assistance to Queensland men who want to get their historical gay sex convictions wiped from their criminal records. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1991, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the criminal convictions on their records today. …

Queensland’s expungement scheme for men with historical gay sex convictions will finally begin at the end of the month. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1991, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the criminal convictions, affecting their employment and travel. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said …

Transgender people in Queensland 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 Wednesday. In some states and territories, trans people must be unmarried before their birth certificate can be amended, essentially requiring them to make a cruel …

Deb Frecklington

Queensland opposition leader Deb Frecklington has slammed calls to allow intersex Queenslanders an option other than male or female on their birth certificates. Last month the Queensland government announced a review into the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (BDMR) Act, and released a discussion paper exploring how Queensland “can improve the legal recognition of …

Equality advocates have urged those people convicted under Tasmania’s former laws against homosexuality and cross-dressing to apply to have their records expunged under new laws that start today. Tasmania was the last Australian state to decriminalise homosexuality in 1997 and the only state to criminalise “cross-dressing”, which was illegal until 2000. But men who were …

The Queensland government has extended the deadline for LGBTI Queenslanders to have their say in a review to improve legal recognition of their identities and their families. The state government announced the review last month looking into how the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (BDMR) Act can be improved. As part of the review, …

Judges Gavel legal law court

New Zealand LGBTIQ rights activists have called on the New Zealand government to reconsider compensation for men whose lives were “wrecked” by their historical gay sex convictions. Last year, former justice minister Amy Adams apologised to the gay men who were convicted for engaging in consensual sex prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1986. …

The Queensland government has introduced legislation to parliament that would remove the need for transgender Queenslanders to get divorced in order to have their gender officially recognised. Under state law, couples who enter an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the trans partner can update the gender marker on their …

The Queensland government is set to introduce legislation in the next week that would put a stop to so-called “forced transgender divorces” in the state. Under Queensland law, couples who enter an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the transgender partner can update the sex marker on their birth certificate. …

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