On Monday, July 2nd, Argentina began issuing its first identification cards under the country’s new gender rights legislation. Under this law, transgender people in Argentina will be able to change their gender markers without having to jump through hoops with judges or doctors. The law will also give trans people access to transition-related health care as a part of the medical plans offered by private and public health care systems in the country.
“Today we’re setting a new standard for equality and legality,” said Argentinian President Christina Fernandez. She stated that she is proud of setting a global standard with the law, and she personally delivered the first identification cards to transgender Argentinians.
Here in Oregon, we’re working hard to make trans-inclusive health care a reality in our state. On Wednesday July 11th, join us for a community briefing to learn more about current laws, strategies, and how you can get involved. Click here to RSVP for “The State of Trans Oregon.”