Marriage Law Reform

Wednesday 24 January 2018

The Attorney General’s office has informed me that the department is reviewing over 40 pieces of state legislation that may need updating following changes to the federal Marriage Act to allow all couples to marry. This includes the requirement for a person to be unmarried if they want to update the sex on their birth certificate following sex affirmation surgery – often called “forced trans divorce”. I look forward to working with the government to ensure these changes occur as soon as possible this year.