Bill Shorten’s claims that birth certificates and other legal documents will not be de-gendered under Labor are contradicted by his own written policy platform; the Australian Christian Lobby pointed out today. 

Managing Director, Martyn Iles said, “Bill Shorten denies his party have any plans to remove gender from birth certificates and other legal documents. However, the current ALP draft policy platform (see page 182 sec 73) affirms the Yogyakarta Principles, which include the requirement that states parties adopt genderless birth certificates.”  

Principle 31 says, “‘States shall... end the registration of the sex and gender of the person in identity documents such as birth certificates, identification cards, passports and driver licences, and as part of their legal personality."  

“ACL has been concerned about the ALP’s national platform for some time now. It is riddled with identity politics even to the extent of opening the door to criminalising parents who don’t blindly facilitate their child’s chosen gender identity.”   

Labor’s gender agenda is clear in their policy platform and was succinctly explained by Miranda Devine in the Daily Telegraph today:   

“There are 64 mentions of “sexual orientation”, for instance, 59 of “intersex”, 42 of “LGBTI”, 36 of “transgender”, 33 of “bisexual”, 31 of “lesbian”, 29 of “gay”, along with several mentions of transphobia, biphobia and homophobia. “Gender” gets a whopping 138 mentions including 19 mentions of “gender identity” and five of “gender pay gap”.”  

“Nearly 50,000 people have signed an ACL petition supporting parents’ rights in relation to raising their children free from gender ideology.”  

“The Australian Christian Lobby will be tabling the petition for parental rights at the 2018 Labor National Conference as an early warning that many will campaign and vote on the issue in 2019 if the policies are not changed,” commented Martyn Iles.