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Queensland birth certificates

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Kristine Cauchi
247 Goodwood Road

Total Signatures - 851

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 28/08/2018

Closing Date: 4/12/2018

Tabled Date: 12/02/2019

Responded By: Hon Yvette D'Ath MP on 14/03/2019

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the unnecessity of potentially allowing non-binary as an option when displaying sex on Queensland birth certificates.

At present, male and female are the two options available for display on birth certificates. However, the Department of Justice and the Attorney-General is currently reviewing the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act which may see non-binary added as a third option. Non-binary is defined as a person who does not identify as male or female. Birth certificates are used as proof of identity and to identify physical attributes of the person and being classified as either a male or female is simply an aspect of a person's identity.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to deny non-binary as an accepted third option to be displayed on birth certificates.