Reblogged from trans-terrific-deactivated20121
This is amazing! Amazing amazing amazing! I’m so unbelievably happy to hear this. I wrote a couple of massive posts on it - here and here - back when all the drama first started happening, and it’s so great that it’s finally worked out in their favour.
What it doesn’t say in the article is that not only was Christian Porter originally fighting against the two guys in question being recognised as legally male; he and his lawyer were actually also fighting to change the laws to make it even more difficult for trans men to get their sex markers changed. In challenging their case, he was arguing that not only should trans men require top surgery and a hysterectomy, but that some form of “penile construction surgery” should be mandatory as well.
If he’d gotten his way, he would have set legal precedent that basically forced trans men to get bottom surgery if we wanted our gender identity legally recognised. And now it’s worked in the opposite direction - this case should set a precedent that only top surgery, and no hysterectomy, is necessary!