Saturday 17 August 2019

Discrimination law widened to include intersex and transgender people

Fundamentalist Christian party SGP and the anti-immigration PVV are the only two parties in the senate to have voted against measures to make it illegal to discriminate against people who are transgender or intersex.

The rest of the senate voted in favour of amending current anti-discrimination laws to outlaw gender identity discrimination alongside sex, religion, political beliefs, race, nationality, sexual orientation and marital status.

The lower house of parliament voted in favour of the measure in July 2018, again with only the PVV and SGP against.

‘This is a great victory for transgender and intersex people,’ the Dutch association for sexual diversity NNID said.

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