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Gina Wilson, President of Organisation Intersex International (http://www.freedom2b.org/rsvpmaker/freedom2b-sydney-september-meeting/)
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION OVERHAUL DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH: ADVOCATES

in AUSTRALIA, 01/12/2012

While the Federal Government’s overhaul of national anti-discrimination laws has elicited praise for including new protections for LGBT people, there are concerns the changes do not go far enough to address discrimination for intersex people.

“The exposure draft legislation provides protection for people who are intersex within the definition of ‘gender identity’. It recognises that most intersex people identify as either male or female.

But Gina Wilson, President of Organisation Intersex International (OII), said protections for intersex people should not fall under gender identity. “Intersex is almost never a gender identity,” Wilson told SX. “Most intersex people identify as men and women.”

Wilson said there should be protections for intersex people on the basis of the anatomical features, “as they do with disability or age”.

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