Praise Allowance of Gender Change on ID Cards


Target: President of Israel’s Supreme Court, Miriam Naor

Goal: Praise decison to allow citizens to change their sex on ID cards without gender reassignment surgery

Israel’s Supreme Court has decided that the Interior Ministry will now allow citizens to change their sex on their identification cards without needing to undergo gender reassignment surgery. The decision was made after two transgender women petitioned the High Court of Justice and stated that the Interior Ministry required that they undergo gender reassignment surgery before they could change their genders from male to female on their ID cards.

According the original report, the two individuals were only allowed to change their names and not their genders. In their petition, they stated that “the Interior Ministry position that there must be a correlation between the penis of the petitioners and their gender identity rests on an unfounded and outdated misconception.”

The Interior Ministry met with officials from the Health and Justice ministries and discussed the criteria for recognizing gender identification changes without the need for surgery. They looked at countries and some states in the United States, where social workers or doctors can affirm whether or not the person identifies with the opposite gender.

This decision by the Supreme Court is fantastic news for citizens of Israel who identify with a different gender than the one they were assigned at birth and everyone who believes in equality. People have a right to not undergo surgery before identifying as an alternate gender and not be discriminated for it. Please thank the members of Israel’s Supreme Court by signing the petition below.


Dear Chief Justice Miriam Naor,

I would like to thank you and the members of the Supreme Court who supported the decision that allows citizens to change their gender on their identification cards without needing to undergo surgery. This decision helps squash the rampant discrimination that the LGBTQ community faces on a daily basis.

While people may identify with a different gender, they do not always wish to undergo a sex change operation and this should have no bearing on what they choose to identify with. The Interior Ministry is now looking at criteria for recognizing these individuals so that they can change the status of their gender on their ID cards. I hope that they can look to other countries who have made it much easier on citizens who wish to change their gender on their ID cards and make the necessary changes to the law.

This decision helps bring a more welcoming environment to all citizens of Israel and makes Israel a better place. Thank you for making the right choice and standing up for equality.


[Your Name Here]

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