Premier Hodgman has become the first Liberal leader in Australia to offer an apology.
A MAN who was not recognised as his partner of five year’s next of kin by the Tasmanian Police and Coroner’s Office will have his case heard by the state’s Anti-Discrimination Tribunal.
Recommendations have been made to recognise the gender of trans and instersex people without the need for surgery or hormonal treatments.
The news comes after the state government also announced it would introduce legislation to allow gay men to expunge convictions of consensual homosexual acts before it was decriminalised.
Advocates believe the Tasmanian Government’s support of marriage equality will send a strong message to the Federal Government.
With police recently marching in both Brisbane and Tasmania’s pride marches, this year has marked a shift towards more open support by the police of Australia’s LGBTI community.