Santiago, Chile, Nov 29, 2018 / 12:48 pm
Chilean president Sebastián Piñera signed into law Wednesday a bill permitting people aged 14 or older to change their name and gender in the civil registry.
The law signed Nov. 28 defines gender identity as "the personal or internal conviction of being a man or woman, in the person's self-perception, which may or may not correspond with the sex and name verified on the birth registration certificate."
It was first introduced in 2013 during the administration of Michelle Bachelet under the name "Recognizing and Giving Protection to the Right of Gender Identity."
Although some legislators filed an appeal with the Constitutional Court to declare the measure unconstitutional, this was rejected Oct. 25.