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Thursday, August 29, 2019

LGBTQ+ People Can Now Change Their Birth Certificate’s Gender Records In Australia, Reform Ensures

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A new reform in 5 states in Australia now allows children to choose their own gender to be added to their birth certificate, and it also allows LGBTQIA+ people to modify and change their gender records.

The reform pushed and amened the rights of every trans people to express their own identity by letting and allowing them to change their birth certificate records on gender-based on how they perceived themselves.

Children at the right age and disposition may also choose whatever gender he/she wants to belong.

Victoria as one of Australia's states is the 5th one who considered the reform.

"Victoria joins Tas, NT, SA and the ACT in passing laws that make it easier for people to update their birth certificates without facing unnecessary and invasive medical interventions." EqualityAustralia quoted.

Going back previously, only trans people who undergone medical gender reassignment can have the rights to change their recorded gender, but with the help of the reform trans people can now easily change it without any intervention.

"Under the changes people can self-nominate the sex listed as male, female, or any other gender diverse or non-binary descriptor of their choice – through the Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages will be able to refuse to register a descriptor that is obscene, offensive or ‘not reasonably established as a sex descriptor',"The Australian reported.

However, trans people before altering the records should pass a legal document consisting of a statement of older people that known him for at least 12 years to testify for her gender claims.

"Our birth certificate reforms have passed the Parliament! These overdue reforms will ensure that trans and gender diverse people can have a birth certificate which reflects their true identity." Attorney-General Jill Hennessy exclaimed.

A small thing to other people, but it means a world of difference to someone else.

Published by Mark Lester, Lucis Philippines

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