Government approves draft law on gender identity

The government has approved a draft law that would allow anyone aged 14 and over to change their gender on official documents without the need for hormone treatment or a medical report.

In proposals outlined in a press conference earlier this week, the new law would abolish existing legislation that requires people wishing to change their gender to obtain a diagnosis of gender dysphoria and undergo hormone treatment.

Equality minister, Irene Montero, hailed the new law as a “a giant step forward for LGBTI rights – and particularly those of trans people”.

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