Tasmanian Liberals take a stand

Tasmanian Liberals take a stand

Tasmania Liberals have taken a stand against one of their own, speaker Sue Hickey, in the battle against the radical gender agenda. A motion was carried, that is not binding on the government, to repeal the changes to gender and birth certificates.

A motion to repeal the changes, which make gender optional on birth certificates and remove a requirement for transgender people to have sex reassignment surgery before they can legally change their gender, was moved at the party's annual State Council meeting at Bellerive on Saturday.

The motion was put forward by a member of the Lower Sandy Bay Branch, who said she was aware Ms Hickey would always vote with her heart, and that while she admired that, "empathy does not make good policy".

Ms Hickey defended the legislation, telling the gathering of Liberal Party faithful that it had been "thoroughly scrutinised" by both houses of Parliament and had not caused any unintended consequences.

Members yelled across the room for Ms Hickey to "sit down" when she rose to clarify that a master list of gender data is still kept behind the scenes.

Binary spokeswoman, Kirralie Smith, congratulated the party for speaking out.

“Re-writing historical fact, to save hurt feelings, is not good legislation. Women are at greatest risk of biological males who identify as females in sport, changerooms, and more. It is about time politicians stood up for scientific fact and biological reality. Appeasing an ideological viewpoint is not a good reason to change the law.”