Saturday, 20 July, 2019

Pensioner Who Identifies As 49-Year-Old Asks Court To Change Age

Emile Ratelband 69 previously converted to Buddhism- because he could Emile Ratelband 69 previously converted to Buddhism- because he could
Deanna Wagner | 08 November, 2018, 15:49

69-year-old. sorry, 49-year-old Emile Ratelband.

Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported the court was sceptical of the suit, saying there was no legal mechanism allowing a person to change their birth date. "When I'm on Tinder and it says I'm 69, I don't get an answer", he said. "When I'm 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position", he said.

The self-help guru - who described himself as a "young god" - is taking action against his local authority after it refused to change his age on official documents.

He said: 'When I'm 69, I am limited.

The pensioner has said he is ready to give up his pension if the court agrees to let him change his age. "Why not your age?" he told Dutch paper De Telegraaf.

'If I'm 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different vehicle.

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We even have the right to change our name. I can take up more work. The Netherlands' constitution "prohibits direct and indirect distinction in employment relations on the basis of age", but some claim that people over 50 have been the most impacted by austerity measures in the country.

Mr Ratelbrand also argued in court that because of his age, companies were unwilling to hire him and he also had few matches on Tinder.

And he says his move would also be good news for the government as he would be renouncing his pension until he reaches retirement again.

Ratelband pointed out that transgender people are allowed to change their legal sex, citing self-identification as their grounds: those who identify themselves as a person of another gender, are allowed to insist on being treated, for all legal purposes, as a person with that gender.

The judge presiding over Mr Ratelband's case said he had some sympathy for his plight, but found there would be practical problems in allowing people to change their DOB - as it would mean legally deleting a significant portion of their lives. "Who was that little boy back then?", the judge asked rhetorically, according to The Telegraph.

A ruling is expected within four weeks.