Trans kids in Australia can now get hormonal treatment without judge’s ruling
Australian teenagers can start hormone treatment with no judicial permission required. In a landmark ruling by the Family Court, it was decided that if children have a permission from parents and doctors than there is no need in a judge being involved. The Human Rights Law Centre and trans group A Gender Agenda intervened in on behalf of 16-year-old trans teen who applied for testosterone. 17-year-old trans advocate Georgie Stone expressed her delight with the ruling, saying that it could change the lives of all gender diverse kids in the whole continent. Georgie, who has been made Victoria’s Young Australian of the Year for 2018, is delighted that it finally happened. “Families no longer have to apply to the Family Court of Australia for stage two treatment. It is COMPLETELY out of the courts. Congratulations to everyone who have fought for this. We’ve done it. Thank you for your hard work ❤️🏳️🌈”, the activist tweeted.