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Gay Conviction Expungement Scheme Queensland’s expungement scheme for men with historical gay sex convictions will finally begin at the end of the month. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1991, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the criminal convictions, affecting their employment and travel. …

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Ends ‘Forced Divorces’ for Transgender People Transgender people in Queensland will be able to stay married to their partners when they affirm their gender on their birth certificate under legislation passed by the state government on Wednesday. In some states and territories, trans people must be unmarried before their birth certificate can be amended, essentially …

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Deb Frecklington

Queensland opposition leader Deb Frecklington has slammed calls to allow intersex Queenslanders an option other than male or female on their birth certificates. Last month the Queensland government announced a review into the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (BDMR) Act, and released a discussion paper exploring how Queensland “can improve the legal recognition of …

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The Queensland government has extended the deadline for LGBTI Queenslanders to have their say in a review to improve legal recognition of their identities and their families. The state government announced the review last month looking into how the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (BDMR) Act can be improved. As part of the review, …

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The Queensland government is set to introduce legislation in the next week that would put a stop to so-called “forced transgender divorces” in the state. Under Queensland law, couples who enter an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the transgender partner can update the sex marker on their birth certificate. …

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Gay couple

All same-sex couples who were recently married or plan to wed are being urged to update their wills to reflect their marital status. Peter Carne, the Public Trustee of Queensland, said a will needs to be reviewed after major life changes, including marriage, which will invalidate an existing will. “If your will hasn’t been updated …

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