Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

69-year-old man asks court to lower his age to 20

Pic Shows Emile Ratelband in front of the courthouse A pensioner has begun a legal battle to be recognised as being 20 years younger than his actual age so he can go back to work and pull girls on Tinder. Emile Ratelband 69 argues that if transgender Emile Ratelband 69 says he identifies as a 45-year-old
Steven Clarke | 08 November, 2018, 17:56

In Australia, for example, many older people struggle to find work once they reach their 50s and 60s, despite the fact that it is illegal for companies to specifically discriminate against candidates due to their age. The man has approached a local Amsterdam court to reduce his age.

"We live in a time when you can change your name and change your gender".

The single father, who said he has tried in vain to stop his basic pension, told the tribunal on Monday that his petition was "legitimate", likening his bid for a legal remedy to people who register a change of official gender. "Why not your age?" He wants to change his birthday from 11 March 1949 to 11 March 1969.

"I feel much younger than my age, I am a young god, I can have all the girls I want but not after I tell them that I am 69", Ratelband told AFP on Thursday (Nov 8). "When I'm 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position", Ratelband theorizes. "If I'm 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different auto", he said.

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.

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The GOP's successes were fuelled by a coalition that's decidedly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have college degrees. He also announced that he that Vice President Mike Pence would be his running mate again in the 2020 elections.

The Arnhem city court in Gelderland province is expected to review the case and issue a written ruling within four weeks.

The Dutchman, who is a motivational speaker and media personality in the Netherlands, says that he'd likely have better luck dating, gaining employment, and making large purchases, such as homes or vehicles, if he were younger on paper. "My biological age is 45 years", Ratelband said in an interview.

But the court said there would be practical problems in allowing people to change their birth date - as it would mean legally deleting part of their lives. I can take up more work.

The judge expressed his sympathy for Mr Ratelband's argument, conceding legally changing sex was unthinkable just a few years ago. "Who was that little boy back then?", the judge asked rhetorically, according to The Telegraph.

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