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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Senate passes 'gender idendity' law

LGBT activists celebrate as the Senate approves the gender identity law.
LGBT activists celebrate as the Senate approves the gender identity law.

The Senate approved the gender identity bill, which allows citizens to officially change their name and sexual identity if they wish to so, without the need to request a special permission in court.

The bill received 55 votes in favour and none against, while a senator abstained from voting. The new law defines gender identity “as the inner and individual gender experience as each person feels it, which can coincide or not with birth assigned at birth time.”

All people over 18 wishing to change their gender identity will have to go to the national people registry to request a new DNI identity card to adjust data to self perceived gender, without the need of hormonal therapy, gender reassignment surgery or any kind of therapies.

 The Lower House had approved the bill in December 2011.

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