Six-year-old trans girl allowed female identification card

A trans girl in Argentina has been allowed a female identification card,
and for her gender to be officially recognised in a landmark decision.

Luana, previously known as Manuel, is six years old, and identified as
female since she was able to speak. She never identified with the name
Manuel, her parents said.

Preferring to be known as Lulu, she was granted the right to identify as
her gender under a law passed in Argentina last year. She received her
amended birth certificate and ID card on Wednesday.

Gabriel, Lulu’s mother, thanked the authorities in Buenos Aires because
they “trusted the identity of my daughter”, and because they “respected her
rights”.

Having become the first country in South America to allow gay couples to
marry, Argentina last May passed a bill giving transgender citizens the
right to have their gender recognised in law

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Hormone therapy and reassignment surgery have also become available by law
for transgender citizens who are now able to change their officially
recorded gender without prior medical or judicial approval.

The Gender Identity law was approved by the senate 55-0, with over a dozen
absent senators and one abstention,

Lulu’s first application to officially change her gender on her ID was
initially refused because of her age, but the Children, Yoth and Family
Secretary overturned the decision, saying that she should be allowed to
choose because of international human rights.

It is believe that the child is the youngest in the world to be granted
official permission to determine his or her own gender identity.

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Pink News, UK
Six-year-old trans girl allowed female identification card in landmark case
11th October 2013, 2:34 PM
Joseph Patrick McCormick

http://www.pinknews .co.uk/2013/ 10/11/six- year-old- trans-girl- allowed-female- identification- card-in-landmark -case/

 

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