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Canberra’s transgender and intersex community heartened by change to birth certificate laws

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.\n

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22nd March 2014 06:02

Alessia Valenza

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".

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