Skip to comments.Argentina makes sex-change surgery a legal right
Posted on 05/09/2012 9:01:48 PM PDT by quantim
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Adults who want sex-change surgery or hormone therapy in Argentina will be able to get it as part of their public or private health care plans under a gender rights law approved Wednesday.
The measure also gives people the right to specify how their gender is listed at the civil registry when their physical characteristics don't match how they see themselves.
Senators approved the Gender Identity law by a vote of 55-0, with one abstention and more than a dozen senators declaring themselves absent - the same margin that approved a "death with dignity" law earlier in the day.
President Cristina Fernandez threw her support behind the law and is expected to sign it. She has often said how proud she is that Argentina became Latin America's first nation to legalize gay marriage two years ago, enabling thousands of same-sex couples to wed and enjoy the same legal rights as married heterosexual couples.
For many, gender rights were the next step.
Any adult will now be able to officially change his or her gender, image and birth name without having to get approval from doctors or judges - and without having to undergo physical changes beforehand, as many U.S. jurisdictions require.
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Not to be outdone by the Ewe Ess Say
Argentina is about to undergo their own “reign of terror”
It’s still a great place to visit. Just hold your nose.
Though not for much longer.
My enthusiasm for buying old-vine Argentinian malbec wine has severly diminished after reading this.
What does President Obama think of it? A great ideer!
Now every man can become an Evita!
This is micromanaging at a most base level.
The few are the oppressed because at one time, when sanity, had a say.....they were perverts, children of darkness.
This is the new “Freedom”.
It's no longer a sober-minded responsibility.
Insanity! The patients have taken over the asylum. I am a pretty open minded person if a person wants to cut their manhood off, wear a dress and call themselves Sally I don’t care if they do it on their own dime. It is between them and God, who must do a lot of cosmic sighing with face palming. Why should the taxpayers be burdened with this?
What is that on her neck?
He nitwits, I am a surgeon, I do sexual reassignment surgeries. $5000 up front, you’ll wake up whatever you want to be.
We will be doing that inside a year after Obamacare takes effect,
LOL. *Sigh* My crush Bob Gunton played Juan Peron in the Broadway show fom 1979-1983.
“Any adult will now be able to officially change his or her gender, image and birth name without having to get approval from doctors or judges”
Stick a fork in it, Argentina is done.... again.
What people! Talk about not learning from history.
How many time have we seen this argentinian rerun?
Fiscal liberals learned from the collapse of the former Soviet Union. That lesson is still in the making with Putin becomming stronger and stronger. The lesson being that once a nation is driven into financial collapse, in the chaos, a strongman can assume power, and there will be no coordinated effort that could stop him.
With the whole world in financial collapse...
If sex change is now a right, does the state now have to pay for it?
With a neck like that, I hope she never goes to East Texas during turkey season!
um.. yeah, she recently had surgery for thyroid cancer surgery. How would you like if someone said that about a female relative of yours after she recently had surgery?
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