By KIM VUGA
JUNE 18, 2019
No longer will Victorians have to undergo gender reassignment surgery in order to change their sex on their birth certificate under new laws that are being introduced by the Andrews government.
The new laws will replace existing laws so that individuals will not have to have gender reassignment to allow an individual to self-determine the sex they want listed on the registration of birth. Anyone will now be able to choose male, female or a non-binary defining term, depending on what gender they wish to identify as.
When questioned, Attorney -General Jill Hennessy said,
“Everyone deserved to live their life as they choose, a birth certificate that reflects their true identity”.
Ms Hennessy said,
“The current surgery requirements sends a painful and false message that there is something wrong with being trans, gender diverse or intersex that needs to be fixed, that’s why we’re removing this cruel and unfair barrier”.
Under the new law children will also be able to change the gender on their birth certificate with a supporting letter from their doctor and with parental support.
The Andrews government tried to present a similar bill to state parliament previously however, it was voted down.
Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien has not yet seen the detail in the bill and said,
‘We don’t know if it is going to be exactly the same bill or a different bill or slightly different, so we’ll see the detail and then we’ll make a reasoned decision”.
The consequences of not being able to identify an individual’s identity could lead to serious national security issues.
It is bad enough we do not know who is in our country, let alone allowing the switching and changing of one’s gender on any given day.
The changing of gender on birth certificates could indeed pose as a significant security issue in our courts and hamper police investigations into fraud and criminal activities when trying to identify a suspect.
The changing of gender on legal paperwork should be unlawful as too should gender reassignment surgery for children.
Where will this all end?
"Stop the insanity"!