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Mar. 2 2010 - 10:10 am | 23 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

France says transsexuality is no longer a mental disorder

Via Time (photo is NSFW):

Some transsexuals say the country’s open-minded Health Minister, Roselyne Bachelot, removed transsexualism from the list of mental disorders because it was an outdated classification and because she wanted to acknowledge the work transsexuals have done to further their cause. But others see a potentially more troubling motive. Tin worries that politicians may be making allowances on this front to avoid engaging in debate on legalizing gay marriage or removing barriers to allowing gay adults to adopt.

I don’t know much about transgender or French politics. If you do, feel free to chime in below.


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