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This man wants to be trans-age

This man wants to be trans-age

The site also states that Ratelband's "age focus is to turn at least 94 years old and to then leave this world healthy and with pleasure". He has asked for his date of birth to be changed from 11 March 1949 to 11 March 1969.

'Transgenders can now have their gender changed on their birth certificate, and in the same spirit there should be room for an age change'.

The judge said he sympathized with Rathelband - a neurolinguistic programming trainer who converted to Buddhism earlier this year - considering that changing one's gender was unthinkable in the past, according to the outlet. Why not your age? Do you feel younger than your age?

He has also cited that he has been on the receiving end of discrimination, particularly when it comes to employment and his love life.

Mr Ratelband said: "When I'm 69, I am limited".

"I don't want my kids to be embarrassed by me when I take them to the school gates and I'm 85", he added.

"If I go on Tinder, then I get women from 68, 69 when women are there". He says that with his youthful face and an age of 49, he would get more dates, possibly with younger women.

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In turn, Mr Ratelband sued them, bringing the case to a court in the city of Arnhmen, in the eastern Dutch province of Gelderland.

He claims doctors told him he has the body of a 45-year-old and is even willing to forgo his €1,200 per month pension if his case is successful.

Mr Ratelband said: 'I have done a check-up and what does it show? He said he would be happy to forfeit his monthly pension of around 1,200 euros ($1,879) - a concession he estimates would save almost 300,000 euros ($469,859) over the 20 years he wants shaved off his age. "So why do we not have the right to change our age?" he said.

"You can change your name. Why not your age?" he told De Telegraaf outside court.

He said he self-identified as 20 years younger.

However, the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper reported that the court was sceptical of the lawsuit, saying there was no legal way to allow someone to change their date of birth. The court must decide within four weeks.