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Argentina has become a global leader with regards the right to gender identity (RGI).[1]Law #26,743 – which puts into place regulations relating to this right (heretofore referred to as the “Law”) was unanimously passed by the National Congress in May 2012. The combined efforts of the movement for the rights of sexual minorities (heretofore, the “movement”), efforts that had already obtained an important success when Law #26,618 on marriage equality was passed, allowing for the marriage of people of the same sex and removing barriers preventing same-sex couples from adopting children.

[1] “The fact that there are no medical requirements at all—no surgery, no hormone treatment and no diagnosis—is a real game changer and completely unique in the world. It is light years ahead of the vast majority of countries, including the U.S., and significantly ahead of even the most advanced countries,” said Justus Eisfeld, co-director of Global Action for Trans Equality in New York, Argentina gender rights law: A new world standard, Published May 10, 2012, Associated Press. Disponible en “This law is saying that we’re not going to require you to live as a man or a woman, or to change your anatomy in some way. They’re saying that what you say you are is what you are. And that’s extraordinary”, Katrina Karkazis, disponible en