Chile Senate approves gender identity bill

The Senate of Chile has approved the Gender Identity Bill, which lays down the procedure for amending the name and gender markers directly in the Civil Registration Office. The Bill also reaffirms gender identity among the prohibited grounds for discrimination. However, the bill has been criticised as it does not recognise the right of children and adolescents to change their gender markers. Moreover, the provisions require a medical certificate to prove  psychological and psychiatric conditions before change of name/ gender marker is approved.