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Source: Die Linke “The key points presented for a self-determination law are undoubtedly a social milestone. The parliamentary group will constructively support the legislative process. In particular, I expressly welcome the elimination of the assessment and the future change of civil status through a simple application to the registry office. What I miss, however, is the expansion of offers of help and care for those affected and their environment, as well as a broad information campaign to reduce social fears. This is urgently needed in view of the statistical increase in hate crimes against queer people,” explains Jan Korte, 1st parliamentary secretary of the parliamentary group DIE LINKE, on the key points for a self-determination law presented today at the federal press conference by Federal Justice Minister Marco Buschmann and Federal Minister for Family Affairs Lisa Paus.Kathrin Vogler , health and queer policy spokeswoman for DIE LINKE, adds: “I regret the fact that the question of whether the statutory health insurance companies will cover the costs is ignored. Because this is currently an urgent question for many of those affected and must be addressed in parallel. However, I am pleased that Federal Minister for Family Affairs Lisa Paus has taken up an initiative of the parliamentary group of the LINKE and that there should be an apology to transgender people for the injustice committed.”
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