New LGBTQ+ legislation is welcome, but not enough, says Dr Amanda Cohn

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03/15/2024

On Wednesday, the Attorney General tabled long-awaited legislation to ban harmful LGBTQIA+ conversion practices. The changes are “overdue” and “welcome”, says Dr Amanda Cohn, NSW Greens spokesperson for LGBTQIA+, but much more needs to be done. “This is the result of the hard work of victim survivors of conversion practices over many years … and which drags NSW to the minimum standard in other jurisdictions,” she said to Parliament on Thursday. NSW still has the worst laws in the country for LGBTQIA+ people, despite the new legislation, she said. “As one example, NSW is the only jurisdiction that forces people to have invasive and medically unnecessary genital surgery to change their gender on official documents,” she said.

 

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