News Americas, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Tues. Sept. 20, 2011: A bill to allow sex-change operations without previous judicial authorization is being pushed in Argentina.
The “gender identity” bill would allow both sex-change operations as well as adjustment of a person’s national identity document to reflect a different gender, whether or not they had undergone surgery.
Legislators from Argentina’s ruling party want debate on a bill, reports indicate.
At present, changing the document can only proceed with the authorization of a judge, while sex-change operations are prohibited by law. Argentina is home to some 2.4 million gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals.