Thursday, December 09, 2021

A victory for trans rights

For the past three years terfs have been frothing over the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill, which would allow people to change the gender on their birth certificates without having to go to court or provide invasive medical information. Its a simple measure which protects the dignity of trans people. And it just passed its third reading on a unanimous voice vote, with no opposition.

...which I guess showed us how much political support there is for terfs here: basicly none. No political party wanted to vote against this, because they're just not that vile (alternatively, no-one wanted to be recorded as voting against it, because they know they'd be carrying that stain forever). Its also I think a sign of how far our society has moved since the hatefests over civil unions and marriage equality. Yes, the terfs were vocal on the interwebs. But its not like they could organise a giant hate-march up Lambton Quay over it. Mostly because most of those vocal internet voices are in fact bots amplifying a tiny clique of obsessive arseholes in the UK. Locally, there's very little support for their hate, and only NZ First was sufficiently indecent to want to pander to it. And with them gone, we can finally have a better society.