ADDED ON: 05/11/2018

Portugal’s President Vetoes New Gender-Change Law

05/10/2018 | BBC News

Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has vetoed a law that would have made it easier for people to change their gender and name in documents. The law, approved by parliament last month, would have allowed citizens to make the legal changes from the age of 16 without the need of a medical test. Currently, people must be at least 18 years old and present a medical report. The president told MPs to consider the need of a medical test for those under the age of 18. Under the proposed law, those aged between 16 and 18 would need to have the change of gender approved by their parents or legal representatives.


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