New Zealand

New Zealand’s proposed marriage equality bill provides that transgender people would no longer have to get divorced or switch to a civil union to remain married when they legally change their gender (sic).

“At present, married transgender people wanting their sex changed on their birth record (to enable them to fully adopt the gender of their choice) must either divorce their spouse or change their relationship from a marriage to a civil union,” the report says.

“We are aware of how distressing this can be for transgender people in this position, and how disruptive it can be for their families. We consider that transgender people should be able to change sex without being subject to these constraints.”

News Report.

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