Thursday, May 30, 2013

Australia Closer to Passing First-Ever, Intersex-Inclusive Anti-Discrimination Bill!

This is fantastic! With the work of affiliates from OII-Australia, the first-ever intersex-inclusive anti-discrimination bill has passed the House of Representatives/Parliament. Now the bill needs to pass in the Australian Senate.

This bill, which we discussed previously on FFA:IAA will make discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex status illegal. Most of us are familiar with legislation protecting individuals for sexual orientation and gender identity, but this is the first time intersex status is explicitly included in anti-discrimination law.

You can keep track of the bill's progress here!

Congratulations, Australia, and continued success! Hopefully, this bill will be on the books soon!

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