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Gender Bender in Tasmania Mayyyyte!

Postby Bongalong » 07 Nov 2019, 15:07

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Re: Gender Bender in Tasmania Mayyyyte!

Postby Bongalong » 07 Nov 2019, 15:31

One expert believes changes to Tasmania’s anti-discrimination laws could leave people open to legal action.

The changes have been proposed as part of a number of measures including that listing gender on a birth certificate be made optional.

University of Notre Dame senior lecturer Greg Walsh told The Australian the proposed changes to anti-discrimination legislation would add the term “gender expression” into the act, which is defined as including “personal references that manifest or express gender or gender identity”.

“(This) could make it illegal for a person to not accept a transgender person’s gender identity, such as by declining to use their preferred personal pronoun,” Dr Walsh said.

But Maurice Blackburn Lawyers associate Patrick Turner told news.com.au that existing laws already provided the capacity to take action if someone did not use a preferred pronoun.

Mr Turner said an employee whose boss continued to use a different pronoun despite causing distress and being asked to use a different title, could already apply for a Stop the Bullying order under the Fair Work Act.

The federal Sex Discrimination Act 1984 also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, appearance or characteristics.

“I think it’s an arguable case under existing legislation, if you are referring to someone by a different pronoun that what they requested, they are being denied the quiet enjoyment of work and you are undermining their standing in the workplace, especially if you are doing it in front of a third party and humiliating them,” he said.



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At a state level, Mr Turner said Tasmania’s anti-discrimination law also prohibits conduct that “offends, humiliates, insults or ridicules another person” on the basis of gender or other things like sex, age and pregnancy.

He said the new measures simply seemed to clarify the scope of the term “gender identity”.

“What these proposals appear to do, is ensure that ‘gender identity’ encompasses ‘gender expression’, which reflects how in the 21st century people might identify as different genders,” he said.

“There’s no freedom to be a bigot under Australian law and measures that protect transgender Australians are important to ensure an equal, safe and fair society.”

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/gay-marriage/transgender-law-changes-theres-no-freedom-to-be-a-bigot-under-australian-law/news-story/3f92703010726203220de685d5466177
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Re: Gender Bender in Tasmania Mayyyyte!

Postby Bongalong » 07 Nov 2019, 15:32

I thought there was freedom to be a bigot in Australia :jump :jump :jump :jump :jump :jump :jump :jump :jump :yak yak
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