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TRANS COMMUNITY RESPONDS TO PROPOSED MARRIAGE EQUALITY BILL

in AUSTRALIA, 27/09/2013

The nation’s gay and lesbian community may be rejoicing at the ACT’s introduction of the Marriage Equality Bill into the ACT Legislative Assembly, but the country’s intersex, transgender and gender diverse communities are asking where is their legislation?

Progress on reforms for intersex and transgender people has been slow moving – despite progress earlier this year in areas of sex discrimination and Medicare reform. Peter Hyndal, executive director of A Gender Agender says while the Marriage Equality Bill is an important milestone for lesbian, gay and bisexual members of the community, it highlights the slow progress of intersex, transgender and gender diverse reform. Read more

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