March 2, 2007
When it comes to gender in Spain, anatomy is a gray area:
Spain's parliament on Thursday passed a law allowing transsexuals to change their name and gender on official documents without needing to undergo surgery first.
Now that sex selection is ultimately up to the individual, rather than anatomy, those who were a little nervous about having the surgery can rest easy. All that's required for a person to officially change his or her (or is it her or his?) sex is "to present an official medical diagnosis stating a clinically proven case of gender dysfunction and to have undergone appropriate treatment for two years before changes in identity documents can be performed."
Somebody better double-check Spain's "women's" basketball team at the next Olympic games...