Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Times: Transgender Persons Register proposed in private member's motion


A private member's motion to establish the Transgender Persons Register and the procedure for recognition of a person's gender has been presented to Parliament by Labour MP Evarist Bartolo. It was first announced last week.

The motion proposes that any person domiciled in Malta could request the director to make an entry in his respect in the register.

The applicant must make a clear and unequivocal statement that his gender does not correspond to that assigned in his act of birth.

Upon receipt of the applicant's written request, the director would make an entry in the register indicating the gender specified by the applicant in his request.

If so requested by the applicant, in making the entry, the director shall replace the applicant's name or names.

After making the entry, the director would cause the entry in the register book of acts of birth relative to the applicant to be marked with the word "Transgender", the motion proposes.

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