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Tasmanian intersex discrimination plans hailed as ‘world first’

in AUSTRALIA, 24/10/2012

Australian state is set to specifically include intersex people in its anti-discrimination laws in what is believed to be a world first.

The last Australian state to decriminalize homosexuality is set to become the first state in the world to specifically protect intersex people from discrimination in a planned overhaul of Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Act that will also benefit transexual and transgender people.

Organization Intersex International (OII) Australian chapter president Gina Wilson praised the move by Tasmanian lawmakers.

‘The Government's proposal provides fully inclusive and explicit protection from discrimination for all intersex people,’ Wilson said.

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