Dutch Man Wants To Legally Change His Age

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Mr Ratelband's case has now gone to a court in the city of Arnhmen in the eastern Dutch provice of Gelderland.

"I feel young, I am in great shape and I want this to be legally recognised because I feel abused, aggrieved and discriminated against because of my age".

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.

BBC reported that Mr Ratelband is a media personality who had voiced the character Vladimir Trunkov in the Dutch-language version of the Pixar film Cars 2.

He said he wants to avoid age discrimination in society - especially on dating websites.

On Monday, he asked a court in his hometown of Arnhem, in the east of the country, for his date of birth to be changed from March 11, 1949 to March 11, 1960.

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He gave the example of trans people stating that if they can change the gender in a birth certificate, then changing the age should also be allowed. If a 10-year-old says he's 30 and you sell him a bottle of whisky and some porn, you're going to prison. He says that with his youthful face and an age of 49, he would get more dates, possibly with younger women.

Emile Ratelband wants his official age of 69 to be adjusted with his "emotional age" of 49. "So I thought we also have to do this with age", Ratelband told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview Thursday. My biological age is 45.

Emile Ratelband is stretching the debate about just how far a person can go in changing his or her identity. "But I don't want to lie", he said.

Ratelband's desire to remake himself is distinctly American, he said, and comes from his training under Tony Robbins, the motivational guru and master of the life hack. But he asked the applicant how his parents would feel about 20 years of Ratelband's life being wiped off the records.

Ratelband said that in exchange for being legally younger, he would agree to renounce his pension. It is due to make a ruling in four weeks.

At first, he said, the judges "laughed like little girls".