General Assembly Resolution # 578
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Tinhampton
Grateful that this august body has amply protected the right to a medical gender transition (see GA#91, 457, 467, and 571), but
Noting that international law does not yet explicitly recognise the right of sapients to legally self-identify as their chosen gender, rather than have to undergo a medical transition which may be unavailable to them, and
Seeking to expand Alternatives to Transgender Hormone Therapy in member states...
The General Assembly hereby:
forbids member states from restricting by any means the right of their inhabitants to change their gender (including by requiring those inhabitants to undergo any medical procedure before their new gender can be legally recognised), except as provided in Articles b and c,
clarifies that members may, at their discretion, restrict gender changes:
where expressly allowed by prior and standing international law, or
to set a reasonable time period immediately after changing one's gender during which further changes thereof cannot occur,
requires members to prevent gender changes made without the free and informed consent of the person whose gender is to be changed,
demands that no charges be imposed on any application filed for an official gender change made pursuant to Article a, and
requires members and their government agencies, including state-funded schools, to respect the preferred name, pronouns and gender identity of those who interact with them.