Minors can officially change their gender, holds Columbia Constitutional Court
In a case of a 17 year old trans male, the Constitutional Court of Columbia ruled that a minor may update their gender identification on official documents, under certain circumstances. The individual in focus resides in the United States with his family and sought to change his gender marker to correspond with his gender identity for his US citizenship applications. The Supreme Court responded to the request stating that gender transition changes applied to official documentation can only be done at the legal age. In contrast, the Constitutional Court acknowledged the gender transition and approved the individual’s request for updated sex markings on his certificates. This was the first case of gender identity change by a transgender in the country.