Last updateFri, 18 Jun 2021 4pm

Gender identity law takes effect

Jalisco’s civil registries, both municipal and state, are now obliged to permit citizens to modify their sex, in addition to their name.

The reform was published October 29 in the state government’s official newspaper, and took effect immediately. Applicants may present a birth certificate from any state in Mexico. They must fill out a civil registry form and provide an official identification, with both original and copy. Those under 18 years of age must also present a letter from the parent or guardian expressing their consent for the modification.

A press release from local LGBT+ activist group Unión Diversa de Jalisco expressed its gratitude to Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro, while urging him “not to put aside all pending issues” on the LGBT+ agenda.

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