Officer gets police job back after sex change

17th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

17 January 2006, MADRID — A Guardia Civil officer who lost her job after having a sex change operation has been re-instated.

17 January 2006

MADRID — A Guardia Civil officer who lost her job after having a sex change operation has been re-instated.

Alba Romero was first declared unfit for service, but has now been re-accepted for duty.

Romero entered in the Civil Guard as a man and then asked for a voluntary break for the operation to be carried out.

Both her parents were Guardia Civil officers.

The move comes as the government prepares to introduce a new law which will allow transsexuals to change their names on their birth certificates without actually undergoing a sex-change operation.

Pedro Zerolo, secretary of the social movements section of Spanish Socialist Party, said it was great news Romero had been admitted to carry out her duties "as the woman she is".

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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