Malta pioneers intersex and transgender rights bill

April 3, 2015

Kudos to Malta! A group of islands in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and North Africa passed a groundbreaking law making it illegal for parents and doctors to make intersex infants undergo unnecessary surgery just to make them look more “normal.” Intersex people are not biologically one gender; their conditions involve different variations of genes, chromosomes, hormones and male and female parts on the outside and inside. The law also applies to transgender people who are biologically one gender and identify as the other gender, so that they can easily change their gender identity from the one they were assigned at birth by simply filing an affidavit with a notary, which won’t take more than 30 days.
Let’s hope the U.S. and rest of the world follows.

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