Posted on 1. December 2011 in Country Information

Argentina adopts first gender recognition law worldwide without diagnosis requirement

Global Action for Trans*Equality Co-Director Mauro Cabral writes:

Yesterday on 30 Nov 2011, by 167 votes against 17 and 7 abstentions, the Argentinian Lower House passed a gender identity bill. Under this law, trans people will be able not only to have access to gender recognition by a simple administrative procedure, without any kind of requirement, but also to hormonal and surgical treatments within the public health system with the only requirement of informed consent. To become a law, the bill has to be ratified next year by the Senate. For us here, yesterday was that kind of moments when impossible becomes reality.

More information to follow soon.