Queensland Parliament has passed Labor’s new policies to modernise birth certificates to better recognise diverse Queenslanders.

Under the new policy, trans and gender diverse people will no longer be required to undergo sexual reassignment surgery to formally register a change of sex.

Do readers remember this Labor member? Yvette was Minister for Health during the Covid scamdemic now she is Attorney General. Too many crazy women in politics!

To fully support trans and gender diverse people in their transition, a change of name will also now be able to be made at the same time as an alteration of sex.

For children aged under 16, the policy allows parents or guardians to apply directly to the registry where particular criteria are met, or for an application to be made through the Childrens Court.

Prior to altering a child’s record, the new policy requires an assessment of the child by a developmentally informed practitioner who has an established, professional relationship with them.

The new policy also provides better recognition of same-sex and gender diverse parents. Both parents will be able to be registered as either ‘mother’ or ‘father’ on a child’s birth certificate.

“This historic bill belongs to those in the LGBTIQA+ community who despite facing the brunt of vitriol, discrimination and hate have chosen to stand up and fight for legal recognition,” Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said.

“I’m proud to pass these new policies that ensure every Queenslander can have their legal identity align with their lived identity.

“These policies also recognise same-sex and gender diverse parents by acknowledging the undeniable reality that a child can have more than one mother and more than one father.   

“I want Queensland’s rainbow community to know: your lives matter, your stories matter, and your struggles matter.”