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Government Moving Forward with Gender Neutral Birth Certificates

The Liberal government is moving forward with gender neutral birth certificates.

That is why they adopted the policy to allow for a change of sex designation on a birth certificate from female or male to non-binary.

During the fall sitting the House will introduce amendments to the Vital Statistics Act 2009 which will remove the requirement to submit a statement from a medical professional prior to a change in sex designation for those 16 years of age and older.

Children aged 12-15 will still require a parent to apply on their behalf, and consent of the child is also required.

Information pertaining to sex designation at birth will continue to be collected after the amendments have been made.

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