Section 21(1)(a) - Sex and Gender Identity

K Isaac made this Official Information request to Human Rights Commission

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From: K Isaac

Dear Human Rights Commission,

Under the Official Information Act I request any and all information related to:

1) On what basis has the HRC determined/interpreted that the prohibited grounds of discrimination under Section 21(1)(a) on the basis of "sex, which includes pregnancy and childbirth" (as stated in the Act) also includes gender identity and expression?
2) What (if any) New Zealand case law supports this interpretation?
3) Any consideration, advice, correspondence (of all forms, internal or external) etc on the inclusion of gender identity and/or expression as a separate classification of prohibited discrimination under Section 21 of the Human Rights Act

Yours faithfully,

K Isaac

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From: Maxine Leilua
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Kia ora K Isaac

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Nga mihi

Infoline
Human Rights Commission

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Subject: Response to your request for information (Ref: 204806, 204879 &
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Tēnā koe K,

 

Please find attached the Commission’s response to your requests for
information and associated document.

 

If you are unhappy with this response, under the Official Information Act
you are entitled to complain to the Ombudsman’s Office. Information about
how to make a complaint is available at [1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or
on freephone 0800 802 602.

 

If you have any further queries about this response, please feel free to
contact me directly.

 

Nāku noa, nā

Jaimee Paenga​
Ngāti Porou, Ngāi te Rangi me Ngāti Ranginui

Kaitiaki Ture | Legal Advisor
New Zealand Human Rights Commission | Te Kāhui Tika Tangata 
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