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Spain Takes First Step To Legalize Gender Self-Determination

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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, July 6, 2019, participants of the annual LGBTQ pride parade carry the emblematic rainbow flag in Madrid, Spain. The Spanish Cabinet on Tuesday June 29, 2021, passed a draft bill on LGBTQ rights that will seek parliamentary approval to allow transgender people over 16 years old to freely change their gender and name in the official registry without doctors or witnesses intervening in the process. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

(AP) — The Spanish Cabinet has passed a draft bill on LGBTQ rights that will seek parliamentary approval to allow transgender people over 16 years old to freely change their gender and name in the official registry without doctors or witnesses intervening in the process.

The proposal could still change during a lengthy parliamentary approval process that begins with the left-wing coalition government’s move on Tuesday. But if the essence of the bill prevails, Spain would join a handful group of countries around the world allowing gender self-determination without a diagnosis of gender dysphoria or by requiring physical conformity with one’s gender identity.

 

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