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Colombia expedites sex change in ID

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Bogotá: Changing sex in the ID is easier in Colombia since last june, by official decree allows that transformation without checking the anatomy of the interested person, announced the justice minister, Yesid Reyes.

The decree 1227 of 2015, issued in june, “is oriented to allow change of sex in the ID, may be done with a simple
notarial formality, similar to the one when someone decides to change its name”, said Reyes in an interview published at “El Espectador”.

That procedure will expedite the traditional procedure “slow and tricky”, as Reyes qualified, according to it; transgender persons had to submit to “physical inspections to determine if the persons had physically changed sex” or even, be tested in psychiatric exams.

According to the minister of Justice, the new regulation will allow, after notifying to notary and its registration in deed, that the interested persons come up to Public Registration to be delivered the new ID.

“The sexual and gender identity construction doesn’t depend on biology: is beyond that and we are acknowledging it through decree 1227 of 2015” added Reyes.

Source: El Universal of Caracas

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