Queensland parliament flags major changes to birth certificates for LGBT people | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman had earlier flagged legislative reforms to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act after outcry from LGBT activists.

One of these included potentially removing the requirement for a person to undergo sex reassignment surgery to change the sex listed on their birth certificate.

At a Budget Estimates hearing on Wednesday, Ms Fentiman confirmed an exposure draft of the Bill had been completed.

“The limit of one name change per year can also be a roadblock for trans people, and should be increased or given exceptions for name changes with reason of gender affirmation.”

Besides Queensland, NSW is the only other state which requires people to have undergone surgery to change their birth certificate gender.

Source: Queensland parliament flags major changes to birth certificates for LGBT people | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

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