Simon Corbell has alerted the population that he’s asking the Law Reform Advisory Council to consider the plight of those trying to be a gender other than what they were born to.
“The ACT places a strong level of importance on the human rights of all community members, and this latest reference to the LRAC will investigate if there are any gaps in the legal rights of transexual and intersex people in the ACT,” Mr Corbell said.
“The Council’s inquiry will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the matter. A process for this consultation will be announced soon.”
Mr Corbell said the Government has worked closely with the Chair of the Law Reform Advisory Council, Associate Professor Simon Rice, to develop terms of reference that would result in a meaningful examination of the Territory’s laws relating to transgender and intersex people.
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Simon promises that at some point there will be more information on this to be found at the JaCS website.