“I want to let the South Australian community know that I’m sorry for the discrimination within the state’s laws that they have experienced in the past”
The future of a bill allowing trans and gender diverse people to easily change the gender on their birth certificate is uncertain, ahead of an expected debate in the upper house next week.
The bill will allow trans and gender diverse Victorians far more easily alter the sex on their birth certificate.
As part of the new laws, couples can choose between “parent 1” and “parent 2”, “mother” and “mother”, “father” and “father”, or “mother” and “father” on the birth certificate of their newborn.
Female co-parents who conceive a child through donor sperm at home or in a clinic will now both be recognised on the child’s birth certificate, without the need to have lived together for a minimum of three years. This is the first in a number of South Australian LGBTI law reforms to be addressed in the upcoming year.