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A new law passed down from Senate, will ensure that transgender men and women not only get ahead in the workplace, but will also help reduce social stigma against them within society. The ruling requires 1% of all hired public employees be transgender only applies for the Buenos Aires Province and for local government employees, but given that the province contains around 30% of the country’s population this is an impactful rule.

‘Today is a historic day. We’re taking a big step towards equity and we are placing our province at the forefront of the recognition of a group that is among the most marginalized,’ said Karina Nazabal, theoriginal author of the measure.

Argentina has also had a Gender Identity Law since 2012, which allows trans* persons to change their names without going through legal or psychological exams. Additionally, the government pays for the procedures and hormone therapies.