Madrid, Spain, Apr 22, 2022 / 12:45 pm
The Plenary of Spain’s national council of the judiciary has questioned the draft law on “the real and effective equality of trans people and for the guarantee of LGTBI rights.”
The bill would provide for self-determination of gender, so a person can change one’s name and sex on their National Identity Document by presenting a declaration, without the need for medical reports or proof of having started hormone treatments.
The legal change of sex could be requested beginning at the age of 12 with judicial authorization. For those 14 to 16 years old, it could be requested with the consent of parents or legal representatives; after 16 years of age, the person could go to the civil registry office alone and request the change, without the need for anyone to certify the change.
The draft law would also prohibit conversion, or reparative, therapy.