Today’s vote in parliament means that Belgium will have a new law governing the legal gender recognition process.
The fact that the new procedure is largely based on self-determination, and is open to minors, is also positive news.
However, the new procedure falls short in several aspects. The fact that applicants must renew their intent to have their gender recognised within three months of their application, and that the King’s Prosecutor might take up to three months to give their final decision (which could be negative), are regrettable. Read more via ILGA-Europe