Since people have been granted the right to change their gender to whatever gender they identify as emotionally, some other people are seeking to change their real age to match the age they identify as emotionally. While this may seem shocking, a 69-year-old Dutchman has sued to reduce his age by 20 years legally, and this fellow has compared his struggle to the campaign for trans rights.
Emile Ratelband who is a Dutch media personality wants his date of birth legally changed from March 1946 to March 1969 so as to improve his prospect on popular dating app Tinder and also match what the prosecutors have tagged his “emotional age” per reports by the Dutch news outlet Algemeen Dagblad
The public speaker and author told the court in Arnhem that: “We live in a time when you can change your name and change your gender. Why can’t I decide my own age?” He mentioned that his current legal battle is nothing but a question of free will.
According to Mr Ratelband, he has suffered a great deal both on Tinder and regarding work prospect because of his age.
“When I’m 69, I am limited,” Ratelband said. “If I’m 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car. I can take up more work. When I’m on Tinder, and it says I’m 69, I don’t get an answer. When I’m 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position.”
According to Mr Ratelband’s biography on the website of Ratelband institute, the media personality is in “a steady relationship with the woman of his dreams.”
The site also added that Emile’s “age focus is to turn at least 94 years old and to then leave this world healthy and with pleasure.”
The court also heard that Èmile would give up his pension if he eventually wins the case because it “makes me feel like I’m finished.”
Èmile who described himself as a young good told the court that a doctor has once said to him that he had the body of a 45-year-old.
The judge asked about Emile’s childhood during the court session saying: “Who were your parents looking after then? Who was that little boy?” Èmile responded saying that his parents were dead and would certainly not mind him changing his age for whatever reason. In the next four weeks, Èmile is expected to receive a verdict.
There have been other cases like that of Èmile, and one of the most popular is that of prolific Anti-LGBT activist Chris Seveir. Chris filed to get legally married to his Mac book with the claims that there did not impede him marrying his laptop after the court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage back in 2015.