Transgender law changes: progress report – By Allyson Hamblett

The long slow process of preparing a Bill to address legal identity and discrimination issues for transgender people has not made many headlines lately, but it continues nonetheless. Allyson Hamblett of Genderbridge, one of several groups and many individuals calling for the law to be updated, offers a progress report.

The two recommendations made by the Human Rights Commission include rewording of section 28 of the Births Deaths and Marriages Registration Act (1995) so that surgery is not necessarily needed in order to obtain a Declaration as to Sex, and including gender identity under the sex category of the Human Rights Act.