Tasmania: Transgender Law Reform – Women Speak the Truth

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    by Women Speak Tasmania

While several groups and individuals are lobbying for extended transgender rights at law, Women Speak Tasmania is working on a comprehensive series of policies to address changes in the law that have promoted the rights of transgender persons ahead of the sex-based rights of women.

“We have drafted two policy position papers, initially, that consider transgender rights and women’s rights in anti-discrimination law, and in the law regarding changes to sex markers on birth certificates,” said spokesperson, Bronwyn Williams.  “These policies have been forwarded to all members of the Tasmanian Parliament for comment.

“Under our proposals, the terms ‘gender’ and ‘gender identity’ will be removed from the relevant legislation, and ‘gender identity’ will be replaced with ‘social identity’ as a protected characteristic under the Anti-discrimination Act 1998 (Tas).  ‘Biological sex’ will become a protected characteristic under the Act.

“‘Gender’ and ‘gender identity’ are confusing concepts that are not adequately defined in the current law.  ‘Social identity’ more accurately describes the incongruence with biological sex that characterises transgenderism.

“We want to end the confusion,” said Miss Williams.  “We also believe there should be no changes to sex markers on birth certificates.  Birth certificates are historical records that serve a number of demographic functions and inform both government policy and legislation in a wide range of areas.

“We propose, instead, a process of application for a Recognition Certificate, to be issued after consideration by a dedicated, properly constituted Board.

“It’s time we take stock and re-assess laws that have given us the ultimate legal fiction – where biological males can be declared legally female.  This fiction has already eroded the rights of women and girls to female-only spaces and services.  If male-bodied people are permitted to be legally recognised as female on the basis of self-identification alone, as proposed by groups like Transforming Tasmania, women’s sex-based rights will be a thing of the past.”

2 thoughts on “Tasmania: Transgender Law Reform – Women Speak the Truth”

  1. At LAST a group who is standing up for REAL women. I am so over the politically correct shutting real and biological women down, by accepting DNA structured males to identify as being a ‘woman’ and encroaching onto and into domains that are for women and protective of women’s privacy right (ie use a female only toilet); women’s competitive rights (ie having to compete against DNA males in competition such as wrestling, cycling etc); rights of women to access legal entities for help (ie Women’s legal services etc). This ‘self determination’ of the transgender is wrong on many platforms and being forced into including these unfortunately people, is leading to erosion of services for real biological women. It HAS been proven now that all females are at risk of unisex bathrooms and a very uneven playing field in all walks of life. This organisation has my full support to be unaccepting of a transgenders inclusion into anything designed by women and for women. Congratulations on your stance.

  2. Thank you Women of Tasmania. Here in Queensland, the battle has merely begun, but we do know that Labor and the Greens are fully on board with Transgenderism. Even though we are all in election mode, little to nothing has been said by any party.Stealth seems to be the trans movements tactics, because they have no real arguments for their agenda rather than confusion. Tomorrow my partner and I are going to a Greens campaign meeting, for Mother’s Day no less, where we will be bringing this up in public. People need to know what is happening in Australia, and not let the Trans community shut us up or close us down. I am not a ‘menstruater’ I am a Woman. So there!

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