Proposed law looks to allow Trans Thais to legally change gender

A new law has been proposed by members of a top Thai university which could mark a true change for the nation’s transgender population

The Gender Certification Act, if it gets the go ahead from relevant authorities, would allow transgender citizens to legally change their gender on all documentation.

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Proposed law looks to allow Trans Thais to legally change gender

The proposal comes from the result of research carried out by Thammasat University looking at a variety of factors such as public sentiment and societal norms as well as how successful similar laws have been in other countries including America and the UK.

The proposal also looks to address several vague areas in the Thai Gender Equality Act of 2015.

Proposed law looks to allow Trans Thais to legally change gender

Under current law no matter how a person looks they have to identify themselves on legal documents by their birth gender, which can make them vulnerable to prejudice and discrimination.

VirojjTangvarnich, a LGBT activist and TV personality spoke at an event on Tuesday and reminded people that being trans is not a choice individuals make, but who they truly are

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Content : LovePattayaThailand

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