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Logie recieves identity document petition

Posted in: New Zealand Daily News
By Daily News staff - 21st October 2016

Green Party MP Jan Logie has received a petition from members of the trans community this afternoon calling for the Government to address the barriers gender diverse people face when wishing to have their identity documents reflect their self-identity.

The petition calls for the Minister for Internal Affairs to enable intersex, trans and gender diverse adults to change the sex details on any official documentation to male, female or indeterminate based solely on the individual’s self-identification.

It was put together by transgender rights advocate Allyson Hamblett and calls for these changes to be possible without the requirement for medical treatment and without the need to resort to a court process, and for a discussion to amend the Citizenship Act (1977) to ensure citizenship certificates that have been changed are legal.

A handful of nations currently allow gender diverse people to have their identity documents altered on the basis of self-identification, including Colombia and Ireland.

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