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Argentine authorities grant female ID card to 6-year-old boy who identifies as a girl

  • Cesar Cigliutti, president of the Argentine homosexual community, right, kisses the mother of a 6-year-old child who received an amended birth certificate and a new ID with the change in gender, during a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. The child, who was born Manuel but likes to be called “Lulu,” has been dressing like a girl since age 4. The mother says her child’s new name is Luana. After receiving the documents, she thanked those who, in her words, “trusted the identity of my daughter” and “respected her rights.” (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    Cesar Cigliutti, president of the Argentine homosexual community, right, kisses the mother of a 6-year-old child who received an amended birth certificate and a new ID with the change in gender, during a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. The child, who was born Manuel but likes to be called “Lulu,” has been dressing like a girl since age 4. The mother says her child’s new name is Luana. After receiving the documents, she thanked those who, in her words, “trusted the identity of my daughter” and “respected her rights.” (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)  (The Associated Press)

  • The mother of a 6-year-old child who received an amended birth certificate looks at the new ID with the change in gender of her child, during a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. The child, who was born Manuel but likes to be called “Lulu,” has been dressing like a girl since age 4. The mother says her child’s new name is Luana. After receiving the documents, she thanked those who, in her words, “trusted the identity of my daughter” and “respected her rights.” (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    The mother of a 6-year-old child who received an amended birth certificate looks at the new ID with the change in gender of her child, during a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. The child, who was born Manuel but likes to be called “Lulu,” has been dressing like a girl since age 4. The mother says her child’s new name is Luana. After receiving the documents, she thanked those who, in her words, “trusted the identity of my daughter” and “respected her rights.” (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)  (The Associated Press)

Argentina's government has granted a female identification card to a 6-year-old boy who has been dressing like a girl since age 4.

The boy was born Manuel but likes to be called "Lulu." On Wednesday, he received an amended birth certificate and a new ID with the change in gender.

It's the first case of a gender change on a document for a minor in Argentina since the approval of the country's groundbreaking gender-identity law last year.

The law lets people change their names and sexes on official documents without first getting approval from a judge or doctor.

The mother says her child's new name is Luana. After receiving the documents, she thanked those who, in her words, "trusted the identity of my daughter" and "respected her rights."