A gender rights law has made it through Tasmania’s lower house meaning parents will soon need to ‘opt in’ to have a baby’s sex recorded on birth certificates.
The House of Assembly passed the legislation, which was proposed by Labor and the Greens, on Tuesday night thanks to a deciding vote by Liberal speaker Sue Hickey, shares Daily Mail.
Other changes include individuals being allowed to change their gender from the age of 16 by simply filling out a statutory declaration, according to The Australian.
Anti-discrimination laws were also widened to include ‘gender expression’ such as using the correct names and titles of transgender people.
Amendments were also added to a bill removing the need for a person to become divorced before changing gender.
The laws still have to pass upper house, but it is the first time these laws have been voted through lower house in Australia.
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