Gender change law soon in Argentina: rights group – By Ryan Chua, ABS-CBN News

Buenos Aires City,, Argentina – A proposal to allow citizens to change their gender and name in public records may become law in Argentina next month – a first in Latin America.

Pedro Paradiso Sotille, secretary for legal affairs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights group Comunidad Homosexual Argentina, said the Gender Identity Bill would likely be passed this May because of the support of many senators, and no less than President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.