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Mexico Transgender Ruling a Beacon for Change

Expand International LGBT Pride Day in Historic Center, Mexico City in June 2012.    ©2012 Ismael Villafranco/Wikimedia Commons A Mexican Supreme Court ruling  on October 17 in a Veracruz case may have broader implications for transgender people who want to change their name and gender on official documents. The ruling came in response to a petition filed by a transgender person from Veracruz who contended that in refusing to change their name and gender marker on their birth certificate, the municipal Civil Registry had violated their rights. In a ruling that was the first of its kind in…

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