The Swedish government has tabled two new bills on legal gender recognition and gender reassignment treatment in January.
The aim of the proposal on legal gender recognition is to facilitate access. If adopted, all Swedish residents older than 15 years old could have their “legal gender” changed on demand. Applicants between 12 and 15 years old would need permission from their parents or legal guardian. The proposal also scraps any form of psychiatric or psychological evaluation as well as the need of a diagnosis or any kind of medical intervention.
In other words, a man would just go to the competent public authority to inform it that he has decided to be a woman. The public servant on duty would nod understandingly and re-assign his “legal gender”. Biologically, however, the man would remain a man, irrespective of his newly assigned “legal gender”. It is therefore not quite clear to us what a “legal gender” is supposed to be. In any case, it has nothing to do with a person’s biological sex. If Sweden had not already introduced same-sex “marriage” some years ago, one would have to suspect that purpose of the bill were to create a loophole through which people could de facto access same-sex “marriage”. Under the current marriage legislation, which is contrary to what human reason and nature require, such loopholes are not necessary.
Supposedly, there would be no limits as to how often someone can have his gender re-assigned. Once every week, if he or she wants to.
The second law proposal is on genital surgery (i.e., gender deconstruction surgery) and provides that applicant must be more than 15 years old and need a positive advise from a psychiatrist. The law will apply to all Swedish residents, provided that surgery is done in Sweden.
All forms of medical treatment in Sweden is funded over the tax bill, including gender destruction surgeries.
The two proposals will be discussed and voted on in the course of 2015. If adopted, the laws are expected to enter into force as of 1 January 2016.