69-year-old Dutchman starts legal bid to become 20 years younger

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https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/08/europe/dutch-man-legal-age-scli-intl/index.html

Lying about your age on dating websites is usually considered a bit of a faux pas. Now a 69-year-old Dutchman wants the courts to make him officially 20 years younger, likening the change to identifying as transgender.
Emile Ratelband has launched a legal bid to change his age by 20 years in order to improve his chances with women on dating applications like Tinder and help with job prospects, according to reports in Dutch media.
"You can change your name. You can change your gender. Why not your age? Nowhere are you so discriminated against as with your age," Dutch paper De Telegraaf quoted Ratelband as saying.
On Monday, he asked a court in his hometown of Arnhem, in the east of the country, for his date of birth to be changed from March 11, 1949 to March 11, 1969.
He told the court that he "suffers" as a 69-year-old and has been feeling "20, 25 years younger" than his official age, according to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.
 

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Mr Ratelband has a point. Glad he's pushing the envelope. Next barrier to fall is species classification. If someone wants to be a mollusk, no law should prevent that. Besides, we need to bring full legal protection, healthcare, welfare, and pensions to all other species. This is one more arb discriminatory rule that needs to fall.
 

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You can actually do this in SA, you can go to home affairs and they`ll change your ID.
http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/amendments
You can "rectify" your date of birth.
Nice try.

Rectifying the date of birth, gender or place of birth in the birth register

Should any information contained within a document issued by the Department of Home Affairs be incorrect as a result of a departmental error, the error will be corrected free of charge.

However, if the mistake was on the part of the applicant, correction of the information will have to be applied for by completing Form BI-526 and the prescribed fee must be paid. Submission of proof of the correct information is a prerequisite in such instances
 

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Well, why not? If a guy can wake up one morning and decide that he is now a girl, why can't this old man now decide to be younger. If we pander to one kind of bs we can just as well pander to all other bs as well.
 

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No need for court. Nowadays you just identify as whatever the **** you wanna be and get massively outraged when people don't accept you as you've chosen to be..
 

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Well, why not? If a guy can wake up one morning and decide that he is now a girl, why can't this old man now decide to be younger. If we pander to one kind of bs we can just as well pander to all other bs as well.
Fully agreed :thumbsup:
 

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Well, why not? If a guy can wake up one morning and decide that he is now a girl, why can't this old man now decide to be younger. If we pander to one kind of bs we can just as well pander to all other bs as well.
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