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Sunday 12 April 2015

Three gender options: they already exist

Posted in: Features
By staff - 28th August 2014

An incorrect report that Labour’s Rainbow election policy includes a push for three gender options on driver’s licences and passports has prompted transphobic disgust and outrage.

However, these changes already have happened, and under a National government. It was listed among the positive steps the government has taken when Judith Collins reported to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva in January.


The Herald reported the actual change in 2012 …


The details are on the Internal Affairs passports website … (

And the NZTA’s … (


For the record, Labour’s rainbow policy says it wants to expand this to all Government documents.

Examples of the anti-glbti sentiment stirred up by the Herald reporting include this Conservative Party candidate:


And these Family First fans, one who thinks Labour is going to make you change your sex:

family_First.jpg staff - 28th August 2014

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