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"Darling" can keep her name

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  • German Humberto Rincon Perfetti
    * The battle in Spain to avoid changing the name Darling A Colombian woman named Darling just won a hard 15-month legal battle in Spain when she became a
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      The battle in Spain to avoid changing the name "Darling"

      A Colombian woman named Darling just won a hard 15-month legal battle in Spain when she became a Spanish national.

      At the moment of legalizing her situation, they demanded that she change her name as the Civil Registration Regulations forbid extravagant names or ones that lead to "sex error".

      Spain is one of the few countries in the world that has obtained the greatest recognition of minority gender identity and sexual orientation rights, but still has a way to go.

      Curiously in her home country—Colombia—there are no "moral" problems with this or with names, anybody can change their given and family names, and change whether they are men or women, and anyone can be named "Darling". Name changes take one single day, and sex changes take 6-months in family court.

      In most countries, given name and family name changes are not allowed which violates the human rights of transgender persons by not allowing them their right to free personality development.

      German Humberto Rincon Perfetti

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      rinconperfetigerman@...)

      Lawyer

      Bogota – Colombia – S.A.

      Original article taken from

      http://www.eltiempo.com/internacional/europa/noticias
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