We here at GayIceland.is are proud and joyful over the Transgender Rights Legislation (i. Lög um réttarstöðu einstaklinga með kynáttunarvanda) passed by Iceland’s Parliament on June 11th 2012 and which came into effect on June 27th, a day before the Christopher Street day.
The purpose of the law is “to ensure that transgender people receive equal treatment before the law, in harmony with human rights.” The law also secures a provision of necessary medical treatments, both the diagnosis of gender identity disorder and the corrective surgery.
We’d like to congratulate transgender individuals, their families and advocates of equal human rights on the passing of this law.
- Reykjavik Grapevine: Being transgender in Iceland (24.05.2012)
- Reykjavik Grapevine: New Bill To Further Ensure Transgender Rights (14.05.2012)