Argentina Passes Sweeping Gender Identity Protections

A new law in Argentina will make life much easier for people who are transgender. Under new gender rights legislation approved yesterday, people who are trans will be guaranteed access to hormone therapy, sexual reassignment surgery, and any other related treatment without being charged extra under their public or private health care plans. In addition, they will not have to seek a judge’s approval to legally change their gender documentation. These sweeping protections won’t necessarily end discrimination against the trans community, but will certainly help alleviate the consequences they face when they can’t access the care necessary to authentically realize their identities.