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Labor welcomes tabling of bill to remove outdated sex terminology

Tasmanian Labor welcomes the tabling today of the Justice Miscellaneous (Removal of outdated sex terminology) Bill 2023.

This Bill will remove from a number of Tasmanian laws, outdated language relating to people who are born with indeterminate sex characteristics.

Legislation currently uses the word “intersex” which is no longer the accepted or broadly used terminology.

The changes proposed in this bill follow recommendations from the Tasmania Law Reform Institute in their Report into Legal Recognition of Sex and Gender

It is encouraging to see the Government moving to implement some of the recommendations of the TLRI to further protect the rights of LGBTIQA+ Tasmanians.

Labor continues to call on the Government to also proceed with their promised and much anticipated legislation to outlaw conversion practices which continue to inflict irreparable damage on Tasmanians subjected to these dangerous practices.

March 30, 2023

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