Transsexuals can change gender without op
2 March 2007, MADRID - Spain passed a law allowing transsexuals who have not had a sex change to alter their gender on birth certificates and other documents.
2 March 2007
MADRID - Spain passed a law allowing transsexuals who have not had a sex change to alter their gender on birth certificates and other documents.
The law was passed with all-party support, even the conservative Popular Party voting in favour.
Estimates suggest about a third of Spain's 8,000 transsexuals have surgery to change their gender.
But many transsexuals still suffer from legal problems, face discrimination and find problems getting work unemployment, supporters claim.
The socialist government introduced the law to give them back their dignity.
Alec Cassanova, of the National Federation for Lesbians, Gays and Transsexuals, said: "Transsexuals who cannot go through surgery due to health reasons...they will finally be granted this right."
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news