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Parental rights to be extended for LGBT families in the Netherlands

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  1. GingerlyColors 25 Oct 2012, 7:35am

    And I thought that the Netherlands couldn’t do any more for LGBT people!

    1. Well, trans people still don’t have the same rights. A bill is ready to be voted on, but I guess they are waiting for an actual government to be formed before processing it.

      This bill will make it easier for trans people to legally change name and sex-marker. No more going through long and expensive court stuff, but simply go to a local civil servant with a letter from a specialist and they change it. The bill also rejects the current requirements for infertility, hormone treatment and surgeries.

      While the Netherlands is usually seen as very LGBT friendly and progressive, there are still various points where improvement is not only possible, but also necessary.

      1. Pavlos Prince of Greece 25 Oct 2012, 4:43pm

        Also can workers of civil register refuse to marry same-sex couple on the ground of ‘religious believes’, and religious schools have right to fair gay teacher…

  2. So, PN, what exactly do you mean by a T family, given that T is not a sexual orientation, and there wouldn’t seem to be anything blocking parental rights in families in which someone is T, or was T, unless they are LG or B too?

    Is this not another example of T being included wrongly, just as a token letter?

    1. Well, being a T, before I had my operation my sexual orientation was not seen as L, now I am L. So indeed T has nothing to do with sexual orientation, even though many still (incorrectly) consider it linked to that, there is an indirect correlation (unless you were B).
      Now I am a happily married L :P

      T families (families of T’s) deal with this all the time. I am planning to have children with my wife, yet I will have to “adopt” my wife’s child even though my own material was used to conceive it. I will be the biological parent of her child and still have to go through a lot of red tape to claim this child as my own.

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