Argentina Passes Comprehensive Transgender Rights Law. 55-0 in the Senate

  • metta

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    May 11, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    Argentina Passes Comprehensive Transgender Rights Law
    The law passed 55-0 in the Senate, and the president is expected to sign it.


    http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2012/05/11/argentina-passes-comprehensive-transgender-rights-law

    Argentina OKs transgender rights: ID changes, sex-change operations and hormone therapy
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/argentina-approves-transgender-rights-id-changes-sex-change-operations-and-hormone-therapy/2012/05/09/gIQAToWAEU_story.html
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    May 12, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    55-0??

    I feel that my good ol' USA is behind the wave sometimes.
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    May 12, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    Back in the US, a candidate who wants a Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriage is polling neck-and-neck with the incumbent President.
  • metta

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    May 12, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    I would like to get a better understanding of the Argentinian government/culture. How is it that there are able to get such overwhelming support?

    Maybe there is something we can learn from them.
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    May 12, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    I saw this in the news! This is awesome for them! icon_smile.gif
  • jarthon

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    May 12, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    The government there is so progressive! Can't believe it swept! Just goes to show that the rest of the world needs to be more like Argentina!
  • CalebKM

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    May 12, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    I'm moving to Argentina lol, fukc this backwards bumpkin bull here in America!
  • metta

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    May 12, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    Is there anyone here that knows why the government is so supportive? I'm just trying to figure out if we can make changes in the US to be more like that.
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    May 12, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    metta8 saidIs there anyone here that knows why the government is so supportive? I'm just trying to figure out if we can make changes in the US to be more like that.
    They KNOW what happens when the ruling party dictates!icon_wink.gif

    And they didnt like that!
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    May 12, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    Some of my family comes from argentina. The main reason I think is television. Television there is very very very open! There's no such thing as the FCC there, like people show their ass's even titts on a regular show. Plus a lot of shows have gay or lesbian that host the shows. One of their best known actress is a transgender. They also know that they have much serious problems to deal with then fighting over something as simple as that, knowing they are also human, not like in the states that some ppl think they are some 7 headed monster....also religion doesn't get in politics as much as here.
  • CalebKM

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    May 12, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    may11 saidSome of my family comes from argentina. The main reason I think is television. Television there is very very very open! There's no such thing as the FCC there, like people show their ass's even titts on a regular show. Plus a lot of shows have gay or lesbian that host the shows. One of their best known actress is a transgender. They also know that they have much serious problems to deal with then fighting over something as simple as that, knowing they are also human, not like in the states that some ppl think they are some 7 headed monster....also religion doesn't get in politics as much as here.



    Exactly how it SHOULD be, Argentina sounds better and better. icon_smile.gif
  • jpf33

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    May 12, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    metta8 saidI would like to get a better understanding of the Argentinian government/culture. How is it that there are able to get such overwhelming support?

    Maybe there is something we can learn from them.



    I live in Argentina and I think everything started long ago with Eva Peron, she made the country rich back then and wanted rights for woman to be equal (back then here it was hard for woman to get into politics) so she did it and she did a great job so that's why people started to respect her and respect woman more, then she dies and we had a dictatorship in the 70's, and people were not allowed to go out after 10, all the media was censored, they made a mess with the country and killed and tortured a lot of people (rebels against the system, etc.) it's called dirty war.. there are many disappeared people still .. in Argentina we don't have a strong military and people rarely join military because it has very very bad reputation here, freedom is very appreciated here because the country has been through a lot of repression,
    also our president is a female and she fights for equal rights because she is a woman and there aren't many woman presidents in the world so she tries to give equal rights to all, gay marriage and adoption has been legalized, also abortion, the dignified death, personal weed possession, and now the gender law.. it is taught in school now to respect gay people because there are gay families now so people can't joke with that anymore, also there is a mislead in religion they say argentina is like 95% catholic but truth is less than 20% attends church, the tv and the media is (in my opinion) not really good, its over-sexualized and it can be disgusting at times.. have you seen dancing with the stars from here? many people don't like it because it is really tacky
  • metta

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    Jun 05, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    Argentina's Gender Identity Law Takes Effect

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/argentina-gender-identity-law-takes-effect_n_1570830.html?ref=gay-voices&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009