Finland’s feminist prime minister Sanna Marin comes out swinging for trans people’s right to self-identify


Sanna Marin, Finland’s prime minister, has spoken out about plans to reform the Trans Act to enable trans people to legally self-identify. When asked whether she sees trans women as women, she said: “It’s not my job to identify people. It’s everyone’s job to identify themselves.” The controversial Trans Act requires trans people to undergo lengthy mental health screenings and enforced sterilisation to obtain legal gender recognition. In 2017, a bill seeking to reform the act failed due to a lack of support from MPs. Only eight of the 17 committee members supported the bill. A new bill to reform the act will be put to parliament next year. For the first time, all five parties in the coalition are in favour of reform. Marin said: “Finland has had coalition governments forever. So, we are used to trying to make compromises and trying to find consensus between different parties.”

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 02/20/2024
In a scene like many played out in theaters around the world, last month a smiling dance performance director emerged from the wings after …
Added on: 02/20/2024
Idaho officials asked the Supreme Court to let the state enforce a strict ban on gender-affirming treatments for minors in an emergency request made …
Added on: 02/20/2024
In the last few years, potentially due to the pandemic-caused confinement at home, the topic of third places has gained prominence in popular discourse. …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 02/20/2024
Russian police raided a party they accused of spreading LGBT propaganda and beat its attendees in the snow, as part of a crackdown sweeping …
Added on: 02/16/2024
Greece’s parliament approved a bill allowing same-sex civil marriage on Thursday, a landmark victory for supporters of LGBT rights that was greeted with cheers …
Added on: 02/14/2024
In a groundbreaking move, Wojciech Szeląg, a host on Polish state-run television, has issued an apology for the homophobic propaganda that was promoted on …