“This is a historic day for transgender and gender diverse people, not only in Tasmania but around the world.”
The reforms, which include optional gender markers on birth certificates, passed the upper house late on Thursday evening, sending the legislation back to the lower house for assent next week.
“The Upper House vote giving in-principle support to these landmark reforms is an important step forward,” said Transforming Tasmania spokesperson Martine Delaney.
“I really hope that there will be some trans young people out there who have felt isolated before and then see this character and feel that they are not alone.”
Tasmanian trans advocates said the motion to subject the bill to further inquiry being voted down was a sign that the “urgency” of the reforms was being recognised.
“The advertisement from the Tasmanian Coalition for Kids is factually inaccurate and has caused harm to our families, so we want to set that group straight.”
Latham claimed that trans people self-identifying, and not transphobia, was the cause of high rates of mental health issues and suicide among trans people.
Totes Vidya’s #FarkMark stream starts at 9pm tonight, and follows on from streamer Hbomberguy who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for UK trans charity Mermaids after it came under attack from anti-trans campaigner Graham Linehan.
“NSW One Nation believes in supporting biological and medical science, rather than radical Left-wing propaganda,” Latham said.