Some of you may have heard about this ongoing case of legal battles by a couple of Transsexual men trying to get their rights recognised
And there’s more on it here and even more detail and discussion of the cases impact here where it’s pointed out that the last court finding requires them to travel overseas and get an operation not available in Australia costing in the range of $100,000!
Note that this directly relates to the peoples right to reproduce. While in parts of Australia IVF and Surrogacy are avalable to Gay Lesbian and Bisexual people in much of Australia you must be steralised if your are Transgender or you face discrimination by the government!
Australian Governments forcing people to be steralised? Yep.
And with the discovery by Australian scientists of the Transsexual Gene http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7689007.stm that means this coercive policy ends up being in practice a Eugenics policy. An idea a lot of people won’t want to accept but thats the right word for it.
Forced Sterilisation and Eugenics policies are things we equate with nazi germany (who sent transgender people and gay people to the death camps) sure, but this is happening right now in Australia. And not just in WA either!
Amongst the many things you can do if you want to do something about this issue is to donate to the fund fighting this in court in WA