New legal gender recognition legislation approved by Belgiumby Editorial Staff - 2017.05.25
Transgender citizens in Belgium can legally change their name on documents, without having to undergo any surgical procedure. The parliament met yesterday and approved the law that put an end to the sterilisation requirements and the mental health diagnosis previously required in order to have access to legal gender recognition. This law will replace the previous legislation, dating from 2007. A measure similar to those already adopted in a number of European countries such as Denmark, Malta, Ireland, Norway and France, who have chosen to respect the physical integrity of a person trans and provide the option of auto-determination. The Belgium’s decision followed the recent sentence of the European Court of Human Rights according to which it is a serious human rights violation to make sexual reassignment surgery obligatory for a trans who wants to change his/her name on a legal document used for identification.
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