Greenwich, Greens call for end to forced trans divorces

Independent Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich has joined forces with the Greens to push for reforms to the NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 to end so-called forced divorces for trans people.

Currently, NSW law requires married people undergoing a gender transition to divorce their spouses before they can be granted legal recognition of their new gender.

In a joint statement, Mr Greenwich and Greens MLC Mehreen Faruqi said they would work together to draft amendments to overturn the provisions of the Act.