Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Wednesday signed into law a bill that allows transgender people over 14 to legally change their name and gender without surgery.
The bill received final approval in Chile’s congress in September.
A trans rights bill had been before lawmakers in the South American country since 2013. It received renewed attention earlier this year after “A Fantastic Woman,” a Chilean film that stars trans actress Daniela Vega, won the Oscar for best foreign language film.
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