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Submission on Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill

14 September 2021 2 comments

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My submission on the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill. It is shorter than I had originally intended as – with everything else happening – I found the deadline had rushed up on me.

Ironically, it was a TERF posting on The Standard who reminded me to get this submission done before today’s deadline.

The Submission:

Committee members might want to reflect on a simple truth:

Currently, people who are transgender or non-binary have to go through a Court process to have their gender corrected and to be legally identified as to their identity.

Nowhere else in society do we demand that a sector of the community go through a similar process. Not cis males; not cis women; not Maori; not Pasifika; not Asian; not gay men; not lesbian women; no one.

But we demand that trans people go through a legal process that we do not require from anyone else.

This not only defies logic, but also hints at a form of “apartheid”, where a minority is treated differently from the rest of us.

Imagine if we ALL had to go through a similar process, to have our gender identity validated by a Judges stamp on a Court document. How would any of us feel about that?

I not only support the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill, but I hope to god we never have to go through such a process again.

No one should have to be validated by an official process.

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Other Blogs

Boots Theory: End conversion therapy in Aotearoa

Boots Theory: Support accurate birth certificates for trans and non-binary people

Previous related blogposts      

First they came…

Apartheid in Aotearoa New Zealand – yes, it does exist

Fairfax media and Kiwiblog revise incorrect story denigrating trans-people

Anti-trans activists fudge OIA statement – Report

The Abigail Article; Martyn Bradbury’s Article, and My Response

Submission on Conversion Not-A-Therapy Bill

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