Chilean Senate makes trans bill a priority

Published: December 2, 2014

washington blade
Michael K. Lavers
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The Chilean Senate on Tuesday moved to make a bill that would allow transgender people to legally change their name and sex without sex reassignment surgery a top priority.

The Organization of Transsexuals for the Dignity of Diversity said senators must release a draft of the measure within 15 days. It will then go before the lower house of the Chilean Congress if there are no objections.

“We celebrate this positive signal and a substantive advance, given the need for the recognition and legal coverage for gender identity,” said the group. “It marks a very important development in the recognition of legitimate rights.”

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