South Australia introduces relationship recognition for same-sex couples and anti-discrimination protections for intersex people

South Australia introduces relationship recognition for same-sex couples and anti-discrimination protections for intersex people

Today in South Australia, landmark reforms came into effect which allow for same-sex couples married overseas to have the legal certainty and dignity of recognition under state laws. The reforms were prompted by the tragic case of UK citizen David Bulmer-Rizzi, who died on his honeymoon in South Australia in 2015. David’s husband Marco Bulmer-Rizzi was told that he wouldn’t be recognised as Marco’s husband on his death certificate. 

Same sex couples in South Australia have equal access to IVF and legal surrogacy

Same sex couples in South Australia have equal access to IVF and legal surrogacy

Same sex couples now have equal access to assisted reproductive technology and unpaid surrogacy in South Australia.The Statutes Amendment (Surrogacy Eligibility) Bill, which came into effect last night, passed less than a month ago as part of a suite of reforms for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) South Australians. These reforms followed equal adoption laws which came into effect earlier this year.

LGBTIQ advocates welcome equality reform in SA Parliament, but have concern over amendments

LGBTIQ advocates welcome equality reform in SA Parliament, but have concern over amendments

The South Australian upper house has passed a suite of bills that will advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) South Australians. The bills proposed a range of reforms including recognizing the relationships and families of same-sex couples and improved access to birth certificates for transgender and intersex people.

LGBTIQ community welcome equality reforms for gender identity in SA parliament

LGBTIQ community welcome equality reforms for gender identity in SA parliament

The South Australian upper house has passed a suite of bills that will be an enormous advance towards equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) South Australians. The bills proposed a range of reforms including recognizing the relationships and families of same-sex couples and improved access to birth certificates for transgender and intersex people.

LGBTIQ community advocates & families welcome equality reforms in parliament

LGBTIQ community advocates & families welcome equality reforms in parliament

The South Australian lower house is set to debate a suite of reforms today which – if passed – will be an enormous advance towards equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) South Australians. Three bills to be voted on this week propose a range of reforms including recognizing the relationships and families of same-sex couples and improved access to birth certificates for transgender and intersex people.