Thursday, October 9, 2008

Colombia Grants Rights to Intersex Kids

Colombia's constitutional court has made a historic and key decision with regards to intersex rights. The court ruled that a five year old born with both male and female parts, has the right to choose their own gender. The parents fought the court wanting to genitally mutilate the child and force the child to live as a boy.

The text of the courts decision is available in English and Spanish at Intersex Society of North America

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Right. But in 1999, right?

law student said...

This is a very misleading post.
These cases came down in 1999!!

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