Intersex Human Rights Australia senior project officer and Just.Equal board member, Cody Smith said,
"Too often intersex people are forced to live with decisions made for them. To be treated as a medical curiosity and subjected to unconsented medical procedures produces lifelong consequences and scars. This is an injustice that has been too easily ignored for too long."
"With legislation like this, comes the promise that the harm can end here. We just need more jurisidictions ready to protect the bodily autonomy of intersex people."
Just.Equal President and ACT resident, Ivan Hinton-Teoh, said,
"We congratulate advocates for their tireless work and the ACT Government for its initiative."
"It's great to see the ACT leading the way on protecting people with innate variations of sex characteristics."
"All state and territory governments should follow the ACT's lead."
The ACT Government draft legislation has been welcomed by Intersex Human Rights Australia.
For a copy of this statement on the web, click here
For more information contact Cody Smith on 0417 361 583 or Ivan Hinton-Teoh on 0419 124 826.