Australian People Will Now Be Able To Choose The Gender On Their Birth Certificates


Transgender people of the Victoria state in Australia will now have the option to choose the gender on their birth certificates without gender reassignment surgery.

The birth certificate bill passed 26-14 in the Victorian Upper House on Tuesday night and will become law once receiving royal assent.

“Interstate and international evidence show that whilst not a large number of people take up these options it’s simply is an option that’s there to people the choice to make sure that identity documents reflect the reality of the life that people live,” said Equality Minister Martin Foley on Wednesday.

A statement from a psychologist or doctor will also be needed to accompany the submission in the case of a minor – as reported.

The state of Victoria joins Tasmania, Northern Territory, South Australia and the ACT in passing this law.




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