Actually, not at all, and a lack thereof……
You call yourself a pencil eraser, and demand your right to be called a pencil eraser from everyone that you come into contact with (or you’ll take them to court), because you’ll have the necessary papers that prove you’re in fact a pencil eraser.
NOTE: And of course Shamnesty is there applauding the proposal like a bunch of clapping seals.
Norway preps ‘breakthrough’ on gender change
Published: 18 Mar 2016 19:36 GMT+01:00
The ministry introduced a bill proposing that “people who want to change their legal gender are no longer required to undergo medical treatment.”
The bill is expected to pass with a broad majority in parliament.
“Norway is in the forefront when it comes to LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] rights. But our current system for changing legal gender is unacceptable and has been unchanged for nearly 60 years. This proposal is in accordance with human rights,” Healthcare Minister Bent Høie said in a statement.
The bill “is historic because it is now the individual and not the health services that decide when he or she has changed legal gender,” he said.
As in many other countries, people who want to officially change sex in Norway must currently undergo a long slew of procedures that usually take many years.
They have to go through in-depth psychiatric tests, hormone treatments and surgery for irreversible sterilisation.
“It’s a very intrusive process,” said Patricia Kaatee of Amnesty Norway.