Ten years have passed since the enactment of the Gender Identity Law

This Monday, May 9, they celebrate the first ten years of the enactment of Law 26743 on Gender Identity.

In this sense, the Directorate of Guidance and Interdisciplinary Support for School Trajectories (DOAITE) and the Provincial Comprehensive Sexual Education Program (ESI) work jointly with other areas of the General Directorate of Schools (DGE), through resolutions and advice to schools in cases of people with a change of identity.

All the laws that cross the educational system seek to guarantee and adapt school regulations and provide a legal framework that guarantees rights and promotes the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity or its expression.

The Gender Identity Law, sanctioned on May 9, 2012, effective throughout the national territory, recognizes the right to self-perceived identity of people in a depathologizing way, whether or not it coincides with the sex assigned at birth, so the first name used by the boy/girl, adolescent and/or person over 18 years of age to self-name is the one that must be used without exception, in all areas , spaces and institutions to which this person attends.

It may involve the modification of appearance or bodily function, through pharmacological, surgical or other means, provided that it is freely chosen. It also includes other expressions of gender, such as dress, speech, and mannerisms.

Right to registry rectification and dignified treatment

People who do not feel identified and/or represented with the gender assigned at birth have the right to carry out, one time only, the registration modification of the same together with the social or self-perceived first name and/or the image, through a simple administrative procedure in the Civil Registry of persons. This way you get a new birth certificate and a new DNI.

This is based on the general principles of Human Rights, especially those of equality and non-discrimination and includes children and adolescents.

Law 26743 on Gender Identity establishes dignified treatment as “the right that all people have to use their chosen first name when it differs from the name that is on the document.”

Article 12 of the same law refers to dignified treatment in relation to the gender identity adopted by the person, especially by children and adolescents, who use a first name other than the one recorded on their national identity document.

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Ten years have passed since the enactment of the Gender Identity Law