Ricky Martin addressed lawmakers urging them to help LGBT Puerto Ricans

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Ricky Martin has called out the Puerto Rican Senate over a bill which could take away the legal protections for LGBT people. The San Juan-born singer criticized lawmakers over plans to block people from changing the gender markers in their birth certificates. Trans people in Puerto Rico have been able to apply for a new birth certificate since July 2018, after a federal judge ruled that a previous ban was a clear threat to the rights provided by the country’s Constitution. However, there are fears it might be brought back. “We must keep in mind the senate’s motives to amend the Civil Code,” Martin tweeted (in Portuguese), according to Out. “Lawmakers are obsessed with provoking a setback in the fight for equality the LGBTQ community has led.”

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