It will now be easier for trans people in Switzerland to change their name and gender in documents


On Thursday, Swiss Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga announced potential new legislation regarding the rights of transgender people in the country which means that trans people will receive a legal opportunity to be assigned by their true gender without court approval. The policy will also not require transgender people who are married to divorce prior to transition. The relationships between transgender parents and their children won’t be affected. The Swiss Federal Council, a group of politicians who collectively act as the heads of government, have now sent the policy for consultation. They believe that the new policy is to reflect the life of transgender community in the country much better. The Swiss government recently removed the requirements for sterilization and other medical procedures and checks prior to changing a legal gender, however lawmakers highlighted on Thursday that there is still a lot of work to be done on the way to trans acceptance.


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