Montevideo, Oct 19 (efe-epa). - Uruguay's Chamber of Representatives on Friday approved the Comprehensive Law for Transgenders, which will put in place measures to combat discrimination and guarantee rights such as access to work, housing and surgery.
After receiving the endorsement of the Senate, the Chamber of Representatives gave the green light to the law, with 66 votes out of 88, with members of the ruling coalition and the opposition voting in favor.
The law, which must now be promulgated by the executive, was discussed in an extraordinary session that began on Thursday afternoon and lasted about 10 hours, finishing at dawn on Friday, after the participation in the debate of about 40 parliamentarians, who presented their arguments in favor and against.
In addition, the National Institute of Employment and Vocational Training must determine a quota "not less than 1 percent" of its training programs for transgender people.