The government is hesitant with previous proposals for gender reassignment


The government is hesitant with an earlier proposal to allow children regardless of age to change gender in the civil registration register.

It writes Jyllands-Posten.

Today you must be 18 years old to change gender in the civil registration. What is called a legal gender reassignment from boy to girl and from girl to boy.

The reason for the government’s hesitation is a note from the Danish Council of Ethics, where there has been no agreement among the 17 members on where the minimum age should be set.

Admittedly, a large majority in the Council of Ethics wants to lower the minimum age. But unlike the government, most councilors will have a limit of 10-12 years.

The deliberations have made the government think twice.

“In the light of the Ethical Council’s statement to the Folketing’s Gender Equality Committee on this issue in particular, the Government has found it necessary to make further considerations on the issue,” the Ministry of the Interior writes to Jyllands-Posten.

The proposal was presented more than a year ago by the then Minister for Gender Equality Mogens Jensen (S).

The device list is disappointed

The support parties Enhedslisten, SF and Radikale Venstre have declared themselves ready to look at the minimum age for gender reassignment.

Therefore, the Unity List’s gender equality spokesperson, Pernille Skipper, is also strongly dissatisfied with the government’s decision.

“I simply do not know what is going on. I was so proud that the government wanted to remove the age limit for legal gender reassignment. ”

“It naturally gives rise to debate, and it also knew that well at the time,” says Pernille Skipper to Jyllands-Posten.

According to the Interior Ministry, the government will in a question hour on Wednesday explain why the proposal has been kicked to the corner.

Jyllands-Posten has found figures that show that 1550 adult Danes have changed legal gender since it became possible in 2014.

Experience shows that very few regret it afterwards.


Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.

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