In addition, Argentina approved a comprehensive sexual education law in 2016 and another on gender identity in 2012.
On July 21, 2021, Argentina presented a new National Identity Document (DNI) where people can request that they be assigned an X in the field referring to sex, not what became the first country in Latin America to recognize officially gender non-binary.
A month earlier, Congress approved a law that establishes a work quota for trans people of at least 1% of the total positions in the three branches of the national State, in the Public Ministries, decentralized or autarkic organizations, non-state public entities , companies and government companies in all their contracting modalities.
Better on free speech and corruption, but less happy
Compared to Mexico, Argentina has a better performance in several international rankings that measure the perception of corruption, freedom of expression and on the internet and the state of democracy, although it is located in all these rankings far from Uruguay, its country neighbor and which occupies the best positions in Latin America in these aspects.
In the World Happiness Report, Mexico ranks higher than Argentina, although neither is the happiest country in Latin America. That position is occupied by Costa Rica.