2 transgender men in court fight over changing sex listed on Hong Kong ID cards

 | 
09/13/2021

A person does not have to undergo complete sex reassignment surgery to be considered as having changed into a man or woman, lawyers for two transgender men have told Hong Kong’s High Court. The court began hearing their appeal on Monday against a ruling that backed a government policy on how a person’s sex can be switched on identification cards. They argue the official requirement that a full sex change is needed is unethical and degrading. But the counsel for the Commissioner of Registration countered that Mr Justice Thomas Au Hing-cheung was right in finding the requirement was “the only workable model” that was “fair to everyone and the public interest” when officers decide on applications seeking to make the change.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/17/2024
06/16/2024
The Biden campaign has marked Pride Month with a blitz of advertisements, interviews and engagements with local LGBTQ groups and prominent figures to try and …
Added on: 06/17/2024
06/16/2024
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Several hundred LGBTQ Ukrainian servicemen and their supporters marched in central Kyiv Sunday to demand more rights and highlight their …
Added on: 06/17/2024
06/16/2024
When Daoud, a veteran queer activist, recently walked past rainbow flags hung for Pride month in the old port city of Jaffa, a historic …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/17/2024
When Daoud, a veteran queer activist, recently walked past rainbow flags hung for Pride month in the old port city of Jaffa, a historic …
Added on: 06/16/2024
A petition against so-called “LGBT propaganda” has received more than 50,000 signatures, meaning Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Culture and Information must consider it. However, a …
Added on: 06/15/2024
A British-Mexican man who says he was targeted for being gay and arrested on false drug charges in Qatar has been given a suspended …