No gender identity restrictions in municipal forms

Municipal registers are to include more gender identity options and a new field for transsexuals, transgender people and intersexuals to specify the name they wish the administration to use for them. The changes are designed to respect the rights and identity of everybody.

06/03/2019 16:30 h

Mireia Alonso

The new regulation makes it possible for the administration to address transsexuals, transgender people and intersexuals using the name and gender they identify with.

In cases where gender needs to be specified, the options of male and female have now been extended to include trans man, trans woman and none of the above, to ensure there is no restriction to gender identities.

The new name field allows users to specify the name they wish the administration to address them by, which will be available to everybody. Minors will be able to fill in this field with the consent of guardians and legal guardians.

The regulation is expected to get definitive approval at the start of May, once the period for objections and amendments concludes and three months after its publication in the BOE. Procedures which are part of a formal administrative process or which have official legal implications will be exempt from the modification.

 

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