“Tasmanians do not want to co-parent with politicians like Senator Antic.” – Rodney Croome

Equality Tasmania says a bill flagged by South Australian Senator, Alex Antic, banning gender affirming health care for young people will harm young trans people and infringe on parental rights.

Spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said,

“Study after study shows that gender affirming health care saves lives so a bill banning it will put lives at risk.”

“The bill also takes away the rights of parents to decide what is in the best interest of their child.”

“Tasmanians do not want to co-parent with politicians like Senator Antic.”

Senator Antic says the bill will prevent young people regretting gender transition and “de-transitioning”.

But Mr Croome said de-transition is often because of social hostility and discrimination fostered by people like Senator Antic, and that the number of people who de-transition is vanishingly small.

“Overwhelmingly, trans and gender people who have gender affirming care are happier, more fulfilled and go on to lead better lives.”

For a news report on Senator Antic’s Bill: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/liberal-senator-alex-antics-bill-to-ban-child-gender-therapy/news-story/c47995465d8d77ce446c210843aa8122

For this statement on the web, click here

For more information contact Rodney Croome on 0409 010 668.