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Rainbow Families Birth Certificate Reform Celebration - July 14

The Attorney General has announced the birth certificate reforms will start on 24 June 2024.

Rainbow Families Qld is having a party to celebrate these changes!

Date: 14 July 2024

Time: 3:15pm - 5pm

Location: Tingalpa playground at Minnippi Parklands. https://maps.app.goo.gl/yP8aNB9cMozGPYQ4A

We'll provide the hot dogs (vegan & meat). Please also bring a plate to share.

* See also our kids event at nearby BOUNCE Tingalpa at 2-3pm - tickets available now*

Why are we celebrating?

Many in our community worked really hard for years to achieve these reforms to ensure that our diverse families and parenting roles are properly recognised on our children's birth certificates.

Some of the changes relevant to our rainbow families include:

- parents to choose how they identify in their parenting role on their child’s birth certificate (mother, father, parent)

- all siblings (including half-siblings) to be shown on a child’s birth certificate instead of only full siblings

You'll also be able to apply to the registry correct your child's birth certificate. For example, a lesbian couple who were required under the current law to register as their child’s mother and parent—will be able to apply to correct their child’s birth certificate to show themselves as the child’s mothers.

More info:

https://www.qld.gov.au/law/births-deaths-marriages-and-divorces/changes-to-the-law

We'll have the forms available at the party for those who want to fill them out together!