Portugal: presidential veto on transgender law to change sex

Rebelo de Sousa asks for medical opinion for 16-18-year-olds

10 May, 12:21

    (ANSAmed) - MADRID, MAY 10 - Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa vetoed a law approved by parliament to facilitate sex reassignment surgery without a medical report, asking for a revision of the norm that concerns minors aged 16 to 18.

    Rebelo de Sousa sent back the law to parliament asking for a change providing for a mandatory medical opinion before proceeding with surgery for minors. The law authorizes sex reassignment surgery for everyone over 16. In a statement, Rebelo de Sousa said it would be ''reasonable'' to require a medical opinion for minors.(ANSAmed).

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