What’s Current: German government to allow minors 14 and older to change legal sex

  • The German government plans to enact a new “self-determination law” which would allow adults to change their name and legal gender as often as once a year without an assessment or court authorization. In addition, the AP reports:

“The proposed new rules provide for minors ages 14 and older to change their name and legal gender with approval from their parents or guardians; if they don’t agree, teenagers could ask a family court to overrule them.”

  • Feminist collectives across Mexico are working to support U.S. women who have lost access to abortion services.
  • A recent analysis revealed a 33 per cent rise in the rate of homicides in black women and girls in the U.S. during 2020.
  • Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking and federal racketeering.