The Tasmanian state government is facing renewed pressure to oppose the federal government’s controversial draft Religious Discrimination Bill after the state’s Legislative Council voted to …
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“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.
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.