Choosing the appropriate box on the Notice of
23 April 2019 |
When the Marriage Act changed to remove the prohibition
on couples who do not fit into the old “a man and a
woman” definition of marriage, a new item was added to
the Notice of Intended Marriage – Sex.
Specifically the NOIM now requires you to indicate your
sex so that the Australian Bureau of Statistics can
continue to collect and publish de-identified statistics
on the sex of marrying parties.
There are three options for sex: ‘Male’, ‘Female’ and
‘X’ . Choose X if you do not exclusively identify as
either male or female, for example if you are is
intersex, or your sex is indeterminate or unspecified.
PS you can use either a Tick or a Cross to mark the box
- but a cross is usually neater!
You can download the Notice of Intended Marriage form here