3rd Session, 41st Legislature

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Bill 226


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(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. V60 amended

1           The Vital Statistics Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after subsection 32(16):

Non-binary designation

32(17)      For the purposes of this Act, a term or identifier that indicates non-binary gender may be used instead of "male" or "female", or "M" or "F", to designate a person's sex.

3           The following is added after clause 48(k.1):

(k.2) respecting the use of a term or identifier indicating non-binary gender;

Coming into force

4           This Act comes into force 30 days after the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Vital Statistics Act to provide a gender-neutral option for designating a person's sex on birth certificates and other official documents.