There are several stages that a Bill passes before becoming an Act of Parliament (part of the law). These stages are: Introduction, First reading, Select committee, Second reading, Committee of the whole House, Third reading, Royal assent (the Bill becomes an Act). See the attached chart and link below.
What we are calling for
How a Bill becomes an Act (or law)
When public submissions are called for, people have an opportunity to write a submission (like a formal letter) to the Select Committee, and have have their experiences and opinions heard. This can influence the decisions made, so it is important to use this opportunity.
Talk with your local MP
You can also contact your local MPs and talk with them, tell them what you think, and give them your personal stories. This is part of the process. We know that people who are against transgender and intersex human rights will be doing the same, so we need to give our side of the story. We need the MPs to feel for us, not just as statistics but as real people.
Kia kaha, kia waimarie, we can do it.
[image: flow chart of how a Bill becomes a law. For detailed description of the process, Click here]