The Netherlands Passes Landmark Gender Identity Law

The Netherlands is a very open minded place…

A new law expected to take effect in July gives transgender people in the Netherlands the ability to change their identity on official documents with only a statement from “an expert” testifying to their desire to change their gender identification.

The Dutch parliament passed the law, which applies to those over the age of 16, in the early hours of Wednesday morning local time. Under current law, transgender people are only able to change their documentation after being sterilized, undergoing other gender modification surgery, and getting a court order.

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