TASMANIA’S LOWER HOUSE PASSES SWEEPING TRANSGENDER LAWS

Tasmania’s lower house has passed the nation’s most sweeping transgender rights laws, including requiring parents to “opt in” to have their newborn’s sex recorded on a birth certificate.  Amendments making gender an opt-in option on birth certificates passed Tasmania’s lower house with the support of Labor, the Greens and Liberal speaker Sue Hickey.  The Prime Minister Scott Morrison took to Twitter to criticise the move and said Mr Shorten should bring the matter up at next month’s ALP national conference in Adelaide.  “Labor’s plan to remove gender from birth certificates in Tasmania is ridiculous.  Bill Shorten should step up and commit to put a motion to ALP Federal Conference to outlaw it,” he tweeted.

Compiled by APN from media reports

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