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

The motivational speaker thinks if you can change your name or gender, you should be able to modify your age too. "So why do we not have the right to change our age?"

Emile Ratelband wants the courts to legally change his birthday from 11 March 1949 to 11 March 1969.

The 69-year-old also spoke to The Washington Post, and said he is not concerned that his comparison of an age change to a sex change may be offensive to transgender people.

Ratelband argues that "nowhere are you so discriminated against as with your age".

Therefore, Ratelband says, if he identifies himself as a man 20 years younger than he is, he should be allowed similar changes to his documents. However, he also noted that allowing people to change their birth date would mean legally deleting part of their lives, according to the Telegraph.

Crucially for Ratelband, his legal age is allegedly negatively affecting work opportunities, as well as his success on dating apps like Tinder. "If I'm 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different auto", he said.

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The court is due to deliver a ruling on the case within four weeks. I can take up more work. Ratelband told the daily Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

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.

Ratelband says his legal appeal is consistent with other forms of personal transformation that are gaining acceptance and government recognition in the Netherlands and around the world.

The life coach, who specialises in "self awareness" training, said he felt discriminated against because of his advanced years.

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.

"When I'm 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position", Ratelband added.

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