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Transsexual wins apology over passport
« on: October 30, 2009, 10:27:05 pm »
Transsexual wins apology over passport
SMH Australia
By ADELE HORIN
October 31, 2009


http://www.smh.com.au/national/transsexual-wins-apology-over-passport-20091030-hprb.html


A TRANSSEXUAL has won a written apology from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for the distress she experienced as a result of having to travel on a passport that identified her as a man.

Stefanie Imbruglia, 42 - a first cousin of the pop star Natalie Imbruglia - has also secured the department's agreement to other measures that amount to fairer treatment of transsexuals who apply for passports.

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Re: Transsexual wins apology over passport
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009, 03:33:42 am »
Quote from: Sydney Morning Herald
Ms Imbruglia said she was delighted that common sense had prevailed.
Yes, indeed.

Not only a better policy, but an apology to boot.   Very sensible.

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