Thursday, September 15, 2011

Slippery Slope

From the Telegraph:
Under new guidelines brought in by the department of foreign affairs, Australians can now mark M, F or X on their passports.

Previously, the government had required a person whose gender was different from that of their birth to have reassignment surgery before they could change their passport to their preferred sex, and there was no "indeterminate" option.

Now they will simply need a letter from their doctor to be allowed to mark X on the document.

The move was brought in to prevent discrimination against transgendered people.

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