Canberra’s transgender and intersex community are overjoyed at new laws to be passed on Thursday in the ACT Assembly, saying they will finally have official recognition in the mainstream.
“It’s mind-blowing. I could not ever imagine in my lifetime that it would ever be contemplated, let alone put in place,” Daniel George said yesterday. “It just means the absolute world to hear a government saying yes we understand the binary system is not okay.”
The changes will allow people in the ACT to change the sex listed on their birth certificates, also introducing a new third category, "X".