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1 The Legal Status of Transsexual and Transgender Persons in Aotearoa New Zealand Elisabeth McDonald

2 Trans Transsexual Transgender Whakawahine Genderqueer Tangata ira tane Faafafine Fakaleiti Vakasalewalewa Mahu Palopa Takatāpui

3 Takatāpui Cisgender

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5 Health and statistics Hormone and surgery availability The numbers (consequences of the gap)

6 Changing sex or gender (the law and practice) Passports Drivers licences

7 Birth certificates and citizenship documents Section 28 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995 Michael v RG (2008) 27 FRNZ 258

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9 Maurice Williamson: 'Rainbow across my electorate'.

10 Other consequences Sport Detention and search Employment Adoption Privacy

11 Ongoing challenges and initiatives Language (note proposed Bill) Visibility Resources (education and funding) Human rights legislation


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