|Wednesday, 13 April 2011 10:46|
The ACT government has asked the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council to conduct an Inquiry into "the legal recognition of transgender and intersex members of the ACT community".
Attorney-General Simon Corbell "asked the Council for detailed advice on whether any changes to the Territory's current law are needed to ensure the protection of human rights".
Of course, that means they're looking to see if they have missed giving them some rights. Their obvious intention is to change the law if they think all 'rights' have not been given to them.
We must remember that there is a huge difference between intersex conditions, where people are born with a physical condition that has led to some ambiguity of knowing whether the person was male and female, and transgenderism, where the person thinks they should be the opposite gender.
ACT transgender rights group Gender Agenda say they want the Inquiry to consider a wide range of issues: "recognising changes of sex, but also broader issues relating to discrimination protection and protection on the basis of gender expression rather than gender identity."
Read the Attorney-General's Media release - click here.
Visit the Law Reform Commission's Inquiry page - click here.
Read the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry - click here.
Now we know - this Inquiry is all about 'rights'!
Yes, the Attorney-General is also looking into these 'broader issues'...
The Attorney General has also asked the Law Reform Commission to "broadly inquire into the scope and operation of the Territory's primary anti-discrimination legislation, the Discrimination Act 1991." This will be conducted as a separate Inquiry.
ACTION:If you live in the ACT, please monitor this Inquiry.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2011 10:53|