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MPs Call for Guarantee of Rights of Transgender

Eleven MPs across all parties except the Independence Party have called for amendments to the criminal code to guarantee the rights of the transgender community. They have submitted a bill to amend the criminal code to protect transgender individuals from discrimination including the criminalization of refusing service based on gender identity.

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Likewise, the bill aims to prevent ridicule, humiliation or intimidation of a person. If the bill is passed, it would ensure a comparable status of transgender individuals to that of people of different nationality, color, race, religion and sexual orientation, ruv.is reports.

MP for the Progressive Party Eygló Harðardóttir moved the bill.

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