Law Reform Commission of Western Australia Project No. 108 (Australia)

The Law Reform Commission of Western Australia (“the Commission”) recently issued a proposal reviewing the “legislation in relation to the recognition of a person’s sex, change of sex or intersex status.” See Project No. 108. The Commission has recommends “leaving gender off birth certificates, as well as adding a third official option of non-binary.”  Although the discussion paper expressly notes that “not all human beings can be classified by sex as either male or female,” the Commission further recommends that a sex classification be held on “a confidential state register,” and allowing a person to apply to the registrar for a “proof of sex certificate.”

Read the Commission’s full discussion paper here.

The Commission is seeking public feedback until October 19, 2018, which may be submitted here.

Western Australia is considering leaving gender off birth certificates