14-yr-olds could ‘self-declare’ legal sex under proposed German law - News Summed Up

14-yr-olds could ‘self-declare’ legal sex under proposed German law


Children as young as 14 will be allowed to change their first name and legal sex through self-declaration in Germany. The German Government’s proposed Self-Determination Act would remove the current requirements of two doctors’ reports and a court order. Minors between the ages of 14 and 18 will require approval from parents or the ruling of a family court, while parents will need to apply on behalf of children younger than 14. Little oppositionThe regulation will impose fines whenever a person’s true sex is disclosed without their permission. The Government also intends to propose legislation later this year to legalise the sale of cannabis for recreational purposes.


Source: The Times August 17, 2022 15:04 UTC



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