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Puerto Vallarta, Jal., January 21, 2020.- By issuing the first identity change act, Puerto Vallarta consolidates itself as an inclusive city. It is the first municipality of Jalisco that recognizes and protects the rights of all citizens and works hand in hand with the LGBT community.
Puerto Vallarta makes history by becoming the first municipality in Jalisco, which issues a certificate of identity change without the need of protection from the law, which continues to be an example of respect of the human rights of the population, one of the commitments of the Municipal Government chaired by Arturo Dávalos Peña.
At a press conference carried out yesterday, Mayor Arturo Dávalos and Héctor Ramírez Betancourt, of the Vallarta LGBT Collective and the Civil Registry Officer of this city, Ramiro Iván Campos Ortega, announced that Puerto Vallarta makes history by issuing on January 15, the resolution for the first birth certificate, with appropriate name and sex change, being in this case from woman to man, an action in accordance with national and international regulations and laws. In this regard, the City Council recalled that in the past administration he had to officiate the first equal marriages in this city, in which two couples got married legally.
The first mayor read the resolution that resulted in this birth certificate with appropriate name and sex, respecting the affiliation of the person, from which the applicant’s original certificate will be reserved, which may only be required by the same interested or by order of a judicial, administrative or ministerial authority that requires it. Likewise, the Civil Registry officer in the state of Jalisco will be informed so in accordance with the provisions of the legislation in the matter, he will keep this birth certificate as valid, recognizing the identity and sex perceived by the applicant.
Héctor Ramírez Betancourt, of the Vallarta LGBT Collective, thanked the municipal president and the Civil Registry holder for this important step, “for being at the forefront and above all, Puerto Vallarta being the first municipality in the state of Jalisco that without the need for protection, take a certificate of identity change, we celebrate it ”.
Vallarta LGBT Collective indicated that there are about 25 people who have expressed to the group their interest in carrying out this procedure, who will no longer need to travel to places like Mexico City or Nayarit to carry it out, so it is expected that other municipalities in the state of Jalisco follow the example of Puerto Vallarta as happened with marriages.
Around this process, the Civil Registry Officer, Iván Campos Ortega, pointed out that this has been done by the instructions of the mayor of Vallarta, so the process can be simple and overnight and to ensure that the registry goes in a manner correct. He said that there are currently several interested people but have not yet made their request and that will be guided in the best possible way so that this is done in an informed manner and knowing what this change implies, in addition to the coordination with the Collective to facilitate the dissemination of this information. He said that this recognizes the way in which the person perceives himself and how he will be recognized by society, thus respecting the right contained in the Constitution for the free development of personality. He also highlighted the procedure as free and it requires only an original birth certificate, a request from the interested person and an address proof.
The holder of the Civil Registry noted that in this first procedure, the interested person was accompanied by his parents and added that a few days ago, the first recognition of a son was made by one of the wives of a couple made up of women, thus being able to give the child the corresponding medical attention, so not only the rights of the couple are respected but also the protection of the child.