An insightful article on laws for transfolk in Argentina in the NYT. Buenos Aires is my first stop on my Watson project and I’m eager to learn about the various activities surrounding trans-rights:
“The move comes two years after Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage. It is the latest in a spate of liberal rulings on civil rights issues, including a law that decriminalizes abortion in rape cases and gives the terminally ill the right to die.
The measure, which was first introduced in 2007 by Silvia Augsburger, a deputy in Argentina’s lower chamber, defines gender identity as “the inner and individual gender experience as each person feels it.” President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is expected to sign it into law this month.
Leaders of Argentina’s transgender community consider the identity law an important step toward self-determination.”
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