If you’re guessing from the headline that the Scandinavian nation is permitting young children to view pornography, you are setting your sights too low. If passed, a proposed bill in the Norwegian Parliament would allow people as young as six to change their legal gender online — and in a matter of minutes.
The bill is expected to become law with few objections after it goes to a vote this summer. Norwegians would just have to go online and simply “tick a box” to change their legal gender.
Granted 6-year-olds will need the consent of both parents to make this change, though if one parent objects, the government will step in and decide what’s “in the child’s best interest.”
Sofie Brune, the mother of a six year-old girl who wants to be a boy, told The Local:
The law will make things easier for us. We wont’t have to always prepare everything in advance before going anywhere. So it’s natural that he now plays for the local boy’s [soccer] team, and he’s treated as a boy in school.
Norwegians are currently forced to go through a full sex change — with surgeries, hormone treatments, and psychiatric exams — to be recognized as a different gender than their biological one.
Argentina passed similar legislation in 2012 when it became the first country to allow legal gender change without transformation surgery. The “progressive” move has backfired for the trans community in Argentina.
Transgendered people in Argentina have a life expectancy of just 35 years, since they have a hard time finding jobs and housing to support themselves. The life expectancy for the general population in Argentina is close to 80 years.
This report, by Jacob Bojesson, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.