Entry #3795: Right to change legal gender in Lesotho

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RegionLesotho
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusAmbiguous
Start Date(unknown)
End Date(none)
DescriptionMay possibly change gender under the National Identity Cards Act 9 of 2011.

According to amendment of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs must amend the national register to provide for persons who have undergone “sex change operations” to change their “sex” identity marker on legal and identifying documents.
Sourceshttps://www.state.gov/reports/2022-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/lesotho/

https://www.southernafricalitigationcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Transgender-rights-in-Lesotho.pdf


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Revision History (12)

edited by Notdog1996. It's ambiguous at best

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueLegal, but requires surgery(REMOVED)
Special Status(REMOVED)Ambiguous

edited by Markissik. Adding one more source and correcting the status

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)Legal, but requires surgery
Special StatusAmbiguous(REMOVED)
DescriptionMay possibly change gender under the National Identity Cards Act 9 of 2011.May possibly change gender under the National Identity Cards Act 9 of 2011.

According to amendment of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs must amend the national register to provide for persons who have undergone “sex change operations” to change their “sex” identity marker on legal and identifying documents.
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May possibly change gender under the National Identity Cards Act 9 of 2011. According to amendment of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs must amend the national register to provide for persons who have undergone “sex change operations” to change their “sex” identity marker on legal and identifying documents.
Sourceshttps://www.southernafricalitigationcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Transgender-rights-in-Lesotho.pdfhttps://www.state.gov/reports/2022-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/lesotho/

https://www.southernafricalitigationcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Transgender-rights-in-Lesotho.pdf
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https://www.southernafricalitigationcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Transgender-rights-in-Lesotho.pdf https://www.state.gov/reports/2022-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/lesotho/ https://www.southernafricalitigationcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Transgender-rights-in-Lesotho.pdf

edited by JordanB3047

Old Value New Value
ValueLegal, no restrictions(REMOVED)
Special Status(REMOVED)Ambiguous
DescriptionIn all of South Africa. Missing non binary options.May possibly change gender under the National Identity Cards Act 9 of 2011.
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In all of South Africa. Missing non binary options. May possibly change gender under the National Identity Cards Act 9 of 2011.
Sourceshttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/https://www.southernafricalitigationcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Transgender-rights-in-Lesotho.pdf
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https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/ https://www.southernafricalitigationcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Transgender-rights-in-Lesotho.pdf

edited by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
DescriptionIn all of South Africa. In all of South Africa. Missing non binary options.
Reports (2)
  • Other
  • Status is not correct "It is not legal to change your gender marker in Lesotho."

edited by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)Legal, no restrictions
Special StatusAmbiguous(REMOVED)
DescriptionNot allowed to change documents.In all of South Africa.

edited by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal(REMOVED)
Special Status(REMOVED)Ambiguous
DescriptionNoNot allowed to change documents.

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Old Value New Value
ValueLegal, no restrictionsIllegal
DescriptionNot allowed to change documents. surgery not required.No

edited by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
ValueLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, no restrictions
DescriptionNot allowed to change documents.Not allowed to change documents. surgery not required.

edited by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
ValueLegal, no restrictionsLegal, but requires surgery
DescriptionNoNot allowed to change documents.
SourcesNohttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/

edited by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
ValueLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, no restrictions
DescriptionCant change gender marker.No

edited by Ausyk

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
DescriptionNoCant change gender marker.

created by Ausyk

Original entry
StatusIllegal
Start Date(unknown)
End Date(none)
DescriptionNo
SourcesNo