"I don't want to lie", he said.
Would you legally change your age if you could? There's no legal precedent for changing one's age in the Netherlands. My biological age is 45 years.
He complains that when he tries to get dates on a dating site called Tinder, he only gets women his age, in their late 60s.
"So when I ask for a mortgage, for example, they say it's impossible", he told The Associated Press.
It's reported that the court was sceptical of the lawsuit, believing that there was no legal grounds that would allow a person to change their birth date. He claims he is seeking a personal positive effect.
Some people just lie about their age, a man from Holland wants to legally change his.
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It is not the first time that Ratelband has come to the authorities with an eccentric request.
"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. You have to stretch yourself. But he asked the applicant how his parents would feel about 20 years of Ratelband's life being wiped off the records. "If you earn 100 grand a month, now I want to earn 120 grand".
While sympathetic, the judge in the case isn't entirely convinced, the Daily Mail reports.
Ratelband is wishing to change his date of birth from the 11th of March 1949 to the 11th of March 1969. "Who was that little boy?" the judge reportedly said. Despite the fact that sex is biologically rooted and immutable, refusal to recognize men as "women" and vice-versa is intensely debated in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.
"Whereas gender is something that follows you from birth to grave, and it determines almost everything - and not just in the labor market but everywhere", she said. "You can't magically change your age".
"Transgenders can now have their gender changed on their birth certificate, and in the same spirit there should be room for an age change".