“Gender change is gross and lamentable,” claims Faroese MP

The Faroese parliament will likely vote against a motion to allow citizens to change their legal gender from the age of 18, report Faroese news outlets today.

The motion, which has been put forward by Ms. Sonja Jógvansdóttir, previously a member of the Faroese Social Democratic Party, was taken up to discussion today. Unsurprisingly, neither coalition MPs, nor opposition MPs seemed to support it.

Coalition MPs pointed out that the motion is far too simplistic – “allowing transgender people the right to change their social security number does not do enough for them,” one MP said -, while opposition MPs stated that the motion will make changing gender too easy.

Opposition MP Gerhard Lognberg, who represents the conservative Union Party (Sambandsflokkurin), was arguably the biggest critic of the motion.

“This (motion) sounds scary. If you are a man, then you can become a woman, just because you feel like a woman. This is especially gross and lamentable,” Mr. Lognberg said.

Article edited: 11.11.2018, 15:45

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