Saturday, 1 June 2013

Male and female he created them? Apparently not in NSW!

A reader has drawn my attention to a truly bizarre court ruling, in which the NSW Court of Appeal has ruled that a person can have a birth certificate issued stating that they are gender neutral.

Well, I suppose it is a logical extension of the idea that people can simply change their gender with the help of a few drugs and some surgery (apparently the politically correct term for this, and you are going to love this euphemism, is 'gender affirmation' surgery!)...

When judges rewrite the law...

The ABC Reports that:

"In the first case of its kind in Australia, the New South Wales Court of Appeal yesterday ruled that a person does not have to be registered as male or female.

Norrie, who goes by only one name and was born as a male and underwent sexual reassignment surgery in 1989.

Three years ago the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages issued a certificate showing Norrie's sex as not specified.

But the certificate was revoked in 2010 in a move backed by the Administrative Decisions Tribunal, finding a gender must be specified.

Norrie appealed against the decision, which was upheld yesterday.

The matter is being sent back to the tribunal to decide on a gender-neutral designation."

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the three-judge appeal panel unanimously declared that "as a matter of construction ... the word sex does not bear a binary meaning of 'male' or 'female'".

It rules!

The ABC's coverage of the story pretty much sticks to the facts, and notes that the NSW Attorney General is seeking legal advice on the decision.

Let's hope an appeal to the High Court is on the cards.

The Sydney Morning Herald's article, on the other hand, positively lauds this alleged breakthrough for the claimed for "thousands of intersex, androgynous and neuter people across the country."

Don't you love having a ring seat for these bizarre manifestations of the collapse of Western civilisation?

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