Petra van Dijk, 51, displays her new documents after changing her officially registered gender from male to female, in the City Hall in Amsterdam July 1, 2014. Dijk is among the first to obtain new ... more 
Petra van Dijk, 51, displays her new documents after changing her officially registered gender from male to female, in the City Hall in Amsterdam July 1, 2014. Dijk is among the first to obtain new documents on Tuesday, when a new law came into effect, legalising the registration of a transgender person's preferred gender in official state documents, including identity cards and passports. It eliminates the previous law, which required hormonal treatment, surgery or sterilization before any change in gender registration is allowed. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares (NETHERLANDS - Tags: SOCIETY LAW) less 
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Tue, Jul 1, 2014 1:21 PM EDT