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For the first time Bolivia has issued identity cards for transgender people.

The new ID cards were issued three and a half months after the new law recognizes their gender affiliation regardless of their sex at birth.

It means they can change their name and gender on official documents.

“Pamela Geraldine Valenzuela Rengel, Luna Sharlote Humerez Aquino and Cesar Javier Moron Torrico are the new identities of the country’s first transsexuals to receive their identity cards with the change in gender identity,” the daily La Razon reported.

Moron, a doctor, told the daily: “I’m very excited about my new legal identity. I suffered a lot of discrimination, but now I am entering a new stage.”

“I’m thinking of specializing in endocrinology to help my country and my people,” he added.

Humerez, 26, announced “her next step is to marry” her partner, since as a woman she has the right to marry someone of the opposite sex, said the media report.

The law does not legalise same-sex marriage.

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