Hong Kong LGBTQ activists upset at revised ID card gender rules

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04/03/2024
HONG KONG, April 3 (Reuters) – Hong Kong will allow transgender people who have not completed full sex reassignment surgery to change gender on their ID cards, the government said on Wednesday, but activists are upset by strict new surgical and hormonal requirements. The Court of Final Appeal last February unanimously sided with appeals launched by transgender activists that barring transgender people from changing their gender on their mandatory ID cards unless they undergo full sex reassignment surgery violates their rights. The court ruling for activist Henry Tse and another appellant identified as Q was hailed as a victory for transgender rights in the Chinese-ruled city. Wednesday’s announcement comes two weeks after Tse launched a legal challenge over the delay in allowing him to change his gender on his ID card.
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