Uruguay Approves Sweeping Trans Rights Law

While the Trump administration continues its assault on transgender rights and humanity, the leftist Congress in Uruguay on October 18 passed a law that gives its people the right to gender confirmation surgery and hormone treatments. It also mandates that one percent of government jobs be set aside for transgender people and that a pension fund be established for trans people who were persecuted by the right-wing military government from 1973 to 1985.