LGBTIQ equality advocates have launched a petition that calls on Premier Peter Gutwein to commit to a promise not to weaken the state's transgender law reforms in any way.
Equality Tasmania on Wednesday expressed disappointment that Attorney-General Elise Archer refused to rule out amendments to the gender laws.
The Liberal Party state council earlier this month voted in favour of a repeal of the laws which allow for gender on birth certificates to be optional and for a Tasmania to change their gender without satisfying requirements for invasive reassignment surgery.
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Equality Tasmania spokesperson Charlie Burton said a comprehensive inquiry by the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute had endorsed the laws.
"Trans and gender-diverse Tasmanians have worse health outcomes than other Tasmanians due to discrimination and stigma," they said.
"The government's failure to stand by laws passed by the Parliament only exacerbates this discrimination and feeds stigma.
"The endless debate about our rights is corrosive and damaging."
The petition can be found here.
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