High Court of Australia

NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages v Norrie [2014] HCA 11

250 CLR 490; 88 ALJR 506; 306 ALR 585

2 Apr 2014

Case Number: S273/2013

Before

French CJ, Hayne, Kiefel, Bell, Keane JJ

Catchwords

Statutes – Interpretation – Registrar's power to register a "change of sex" under Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 (NSW) – Respondent underwent sex affirmation procedure – Respondent applied for registration of change of sex under Act – Whether Registrar has power to register change of sex to "non specific".

Words and phrases – "change of sex".

Births – Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 (NSW), ss 32A, 32DA, 32DB, 32DC, 32J.
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