A bill supporting marriage equality has languished in the country for years.
Chilean whistleblower Juan Carlos Cruz had met in 2018 with Pope Francis, who assured him that God loves him as he is.
Reports on the ground claim Chile's police force is resorting to homophobic violence as the nation descends into chaos.
The law guarantees that trans and nonbinary Chileans over the age of 14 can update their names on legal documents.
passed a historic law protecting transgender and nonbinary people over the age of 14.
Sponsored by several conservative organizations, a so-called free speech bus promoting anti-transgender messaging was met with protests as it made its way into the Government Square in Santiago, Chile.