Kōrero: Human rights

Supporting transgender rights, 2005

Supporting transgender rights, 2005

The Human Rights (Gender Identity) Amendment Bill 2004 was a private member's bill aimed at ensuring transgender people were protected from discrimination under the Human Rights Act. The bill was withdrawn in 2006 after the attorney general decided that transgender people were in fact already covered by the 'sex discrimination' clause of the Act. This decision remains controversial, with some transgender people and other human-rights activists still calling for more specific legislation. In New Zealand the protection of human rights by legislation has often been the culmination of years of activism by citizens' groups.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dylan Owen Collection
Reference: PADL-000083-10
Photograph by Dylan Owen

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paul Rishworth, 'Human rights - Freedom from discrimination', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34481/supporting-transgender-rights-2005 (accessed 12 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Paul Rishworth, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 28 Jun 2016