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For the first time in the electoral history of Mexico, transsexuals and transgender domiciled in the Federal District may vote if being discriminated against because of their gender identity and while its physical image does not match of your credential voter.
The civil association ProDiana signed an agreement with the Council to prevent and eliminate discrimination (Copred) of the Federal District to ensure the voting rights of transsexuals and transgender in the local election to choose head of Government, Chief parliamentary and deputies to the Legislative Assembly.
Press Conference Diana Sanchez Barrios, President of ProDiana. A. C., and the President of the Copred, Jaqueline L'Hoist Tapia, disseminated circular 111 of the Electoral Institute of the Federal District (IEDF) in ensuring that transgender people can cast their vote.
Sanchez Barrios, national coordinator of sexual diversity of the PRD, said that there are transgender and transsexual people that they have not made their new identity process by matching sexogenerica and often have problems with their voter credentials because his physical image does not match the gender of its official name.
With the agreement, they will not have that problem; In addition, the Copred staff will be pending during the election day so that any of the boxes to be installed in the Federal District prevents them from exercising their right to vote, estimated at 12,000 300, approximately.
Copred Director explained that monitoring will take place through his Facebook page where you can report irregularities.
He added that with the signing of the agreement signed Thursday, the Copred and ProDiana start a targeted link to prevent and eliminate discrimination towards "transgender" people in the Federal District.
The next step, they said, is to achieve public access to the identity by means of the procedure for a new birth certificate, whose cost is about 40 thousand dollars.
L'Hoist Tapia said the Copred will also discuss access to health treatment for transgender and transsexual people, that at the moment are concentrated only in the Condesa clinic, specialized in HIV/AIDS.
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