Sex Matters in Life
and in Law
The Births, Deaths and Marriages bill (sex self-ID) passed unanimously in the House today.
Our goal has always been the protection of women’s rights in law.
Although this new law represents an erosion to those rights, we’re glad that our advocacy led to the inclusion of clause 80 which allows that - regardless of what is stated on a BC - service providers can still offer single sex spaces and services on the basis of biological sex. Regardless of what parliament decides to record on birth certificates, biological sex will go on exisiting and mattering.
everyone knows which sex class can get pregnant and the associated issues and discrimination.
The female experience cannot be legislated out of existence. This law simply means New Zealand is losing protections for women and children, data and opportunities to redress inequality.
Whatever happens let's keep talking: