Posted on 3. June 2014 in Country Information

Denmark – Proposal for gender recognition reform submitted


A proposal has been submitted to the Danish Parliament to reform the country’s gender recognition law. The draft law foresees the elimination of all requirements. It basically says that any person over 18 years of age can get a new personal registration number (Cpr-number) and an X in the passport after a 6 month period of reflexion after the application. The law will come into force on 1. September and people who applied before that date after the old rules, will be granted the new cpr-number and passport immediately.

The proposal also foresees updates to a law on assisted reproduction, exchanging the word “woman” (where relevant) with “pregnant” and “the pregnant person”.

Proposal to change the law on the Central Personal Registry:

Proposal to change the law on assisted reproduction: