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December 21, 2018

Why this female Olympian felt she had to speak out about transgender athletes

Ann Paula Henkel (Connelly), a female Olympian, has written an open letter to the International Olympic Committee. Henkel is a 4 time Olympian for Brazilian Volleyball and bronze medal winner. The athlete has raised some very important concerns about biological male transgender athletes being allowed to compete in women’s events.

December 18, 2018

Finally some welcome news from the federal government

The Morrison government has stuck with common sense to ensure identity documents record a person’s sex. The Daily Telegraph has reported that, “A person’s gender will remain on birth certificates as the federal government pledges to override state laws and block “reckless” moves to strip the document of male and female status.

December 18, 2018

This is why Labor can’t be trusted when it comes to identity politics

Labor, in particular Bill Shorten, cannot be trusted when it comes to gender. The Daily Telegraph reports, “Mr Shorten has repeatedly talked down plans to review gender rules for official documents but on Monday, at Labor’s National Conference in Adelaide, the plan was put back in the party’s election platform and gained support from senior ALP members.” The report also say, “The review would investigate whether gender needs to be shown at all and “promote identification options beyond binary male and female”. ”

December 17, 2018

Why an Australian family court judge refused to annul a 20-year marriage

An Australian woman has attempted to have her 20-year marriage annulled. She claims she married a man but he has recently undergone transitioning treatment to identify as a woman. She wants the first marriage annulled so she can remarry the same person, but this time in a same sex marriage.