Submission to the Law Reform Commission of WA – Review of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA)

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My submission relates wholly to questions surrounding gender history, gender identity, and intersex status as grounds of discrimination. I write on the basis of my experience as a legal academic who researches and teaches about LGBTQI+ peoples and the law. In summary, my submission supports the following proposals: expanding protections in the Act to include transgender people who have not received a recognition certificate; using the concept of ‘another sex’ rather than ‘opposite sex’ when referring to transgender people; and including intersex status as a protected ground separately from the ground which protects transgender people.
Period29 Oct 2021
Work forWA Law Reform Commission, Australia, Western Australia