Published on December 23rd, 2011 | by Wild Gender0
Argentina Gender Identity Act (VIDEO)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An August campaign to formalize a “gender identity act” in Argentina (called: ”Identidad: Derecho a Ser“) has made significant advancements in recent weeks. According to the Associated Press, Argentina’s Security Ministry is allowing tran members of federal police and security forces to be recognized under the gender that they’ve adopted.
The new ministry resolution also lets trans people wear the uniforms and use the facilities matching their adopted gender. The order affects members of the federal, naval and airport police and the gendarmerie.
Argentina became the first Latin American country in 2010 to legalize same-sex marriage. The Chamber of Deputies approved a bill Wednesday allowing all transvestites and transsexuals to be recognized by the gender of their choice.
Currently, trans people who wish to obtain a government ID with their prefered gender and name must wait years for a judges ruling, often being denied and forced to go through a lengthy and costly appeals process.