The Baja California Congress passed a set of measures with 19 votes in favor on Thursday afternoon, stressing the potential of people requesting a gender change on their birth certificate without having to submit medical documentation.
This initiative was promoted and read by deputy Michel Sánchez Allende, who explained that in order to request this modification, you must be over the age of 18 and submit an application to the Civil Registry where the original record is kept, along with a certified copy of your birth certificate and original and copy of your official identification.
Sánchez Allende expressed gratitude to all individuals who have been at the forefront of the campaign, emphasizing that the trans community faces many discriminations and that it is critical to battle persecution in the state.
As a result, he stated that this procedure would span between one to fifteen days, indicating that Baja California is now creating history and becoming more inclusive; it was also stated that this program intends to combat prejudice against transgender people in the state.
This initiative has previously passed in Mexico City, Coahuila, Colima, Chihuahua, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tlaxcala, and now Baja California.
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