Victoria Passed The Law That Allows Trans People To Update Their Birth Certificate

Written by Staff Writers
Category: Agenda Published: Monday, 02 September 2019 16:56

Transgender Victorians, rejoice!

The birth certificate bill (one which has already passed in four other Australian states!) passed 26-14 in the Victorian Upper House recently. This means trans folks will be able to update the stated 'gender' on their birth certificate without undergoing any reassignment surgery.

The tweet below is just one from the outpouring of love on social media the passing of the bill received.

It's another step in the right direction for the community and it means people struggling/coming to terms with their identity will have one less extra hurdle to jump over, a hurdle which very easily causes stress and embarrassment for a considerable number of people every day.

To be represented correctly on one's own birth certificate is a basic, yet very meaningful, symbol of acceptance.

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