Posted: May 9, 2012 5:34 PM by Associated Press
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Any adult who wants sex-change surgery or hormone therapy in Argentina will be able to demand that their private or public health care companies provide it under a gender rights law approved by the country's congress.
The Senate approved the law by a vote of 55 to zero with one abstention and more than a dozen senators declaring themselves absent - the same margin that approved a "death with dignity" law earlier Wednesday.
The law makes sex-change surgery a legal right, and says people won't have to go to court anymore to officially change their gender.
Argentina became Latin America's first nation to legalize gay marriage two years ago and for many, this gender rights law was the next step.
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