TSE Approves Change Of Gender Identity On Cedula

Costa Rica’s Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) – supreme electoral court – has approved a resolution that will allow people to change the name they are registered with to go with their gender identity.
The decision by the country’s top authority for the civil register, means that the gender of a person is registered with at birth will no longer appear on the “cedula” the official identity document, following an opinion issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that Costa Rica in January that says the country should do whatever necessary to allow same-sex marriage.
However, TSE indicated that in relation to marriage between persons of the same sex, it is not up to the Civil Registry to authorize or not these unions, since their function

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