Posted by on April 17, 2024 11:27 am
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A change to laws around transitioning in Germany has been celebrated as sending a “strong message” to the rest of the world by campaigners.

On 12 April German lawmakers passed a new law that will allow trans people to change their legal gender through self-identification (Self-ID). The new law will come into effect this November. 374 MPs voted for the new law, while 251 voted against, and 11 abstained.

Cristian González Cabrera, a senior LGBT rights researcher at Human Rights Watch said: “Germany has joined a growing list of countries that are abolishing pathologizing requirements for gender recognition, which have no place in diverse and democratic societies.

“As populist politicians in Europe and beyond try to use trans rights as a political wedge issue, Germany’s


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