Victorians Will Be Able To Choose Their Gender On Their Birth Certificates Under Proposed Laws

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17 June 2019

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Trans, gender diverse and intersex Victorians will no longer need to have gender reassignment surgery in order to change the sex recorded on their birth certificate, under proposed new laws.

The state Labor government will on Tuesday introduce a bill to parliament which, if passed, will allow applicants to self-nominate the sex listed in their birth registrations as male, female, or any other gender diverse or non-binary descriptor of their own choice.

This alters the current regime that requires an individual to undergo gender reassignment surgery before changing their birth certificate.

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