Dutch judge rules man cannot legally take 20 years off of his age

A Dutch motivational speaker has lost his bid to shave 20 years off his legal age when a judge ruled against him. Emile Ratelband, age 69, had petitioned the court to lower his age to 49.  The judge let him down easy. Associated Press: "Mr. Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger than his real age and to act accordingly," Arnhem court said in a press statement.  "But amending his date of birth would cause 20 years of records to vanish from the register of births, deaths, marriages and registered partnerships.  This would have a variety of undesirable legal and societal implications." This judge is acting far too reasonably and logically to fit in these days.  Doesn't he know that things like biology, gender identity, and sexual preferences all depend on how you feel and not on reality? Ratelband went to court last month, arguing that he didn't feel 69 and saying his request was...(Read Full Post)
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