Mexico City
Approves Easier Transgender Name Changes

Mexico City's
legislature has passed a law making it easier for
transgender people to legally change their names and obtain
revised birth certificates that reflect their gender
identity.

Current law
already lets people change their names based on gender
identity. But because of the lack of specific rules, the
process can take years to wind through the courts.

The new law
formalizes the procedure for name changes and lets people
ask a judge for new birth certificates.

It passed 37-17
on Friday and now goes to the mayor to be signed
into law.

Mexico City's
leftist government has recently legalized abortion during
the first 12 weeks and allowed same-sex civil unions. (AP)

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