Chile: Senate Advances Transgender Rights Bill

Written by scott on January 22nd, 2014

Chile FlagA bill to add rights for Chile’s transgender citizens passed through the Senate on a 29-0 vote.

The Washington Blade reports:

A bill that would allow transgender Chileans to legally change their name and sex without sex reassignment surgery advanced in the country’s Senate on Tuesday. Lawmakers in the South American nation by a 29-0 vote margin approved the measure that would also allow trans Chileans to legally change their name and sex without hormonal treatments and psychiatric or psychological evaluations. Three lawmakers abstained. “Our lawmakers have recognized our dignity,” Andres Ignacio Duarte Rivera, founder of the Organization of Transsexuals for the Dignity of Diversity, a Chilean trans advocacy group, told the Washington Blade after the vote.

It’s great to see transgender rights advancing in a number of places around the world.

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