Hong Kong rules transgender people need surgery to change legal gender – Alltransinfo

Hong Kong rules transgender people need surgery to change legal gender

The High Court of Hong Kong has ruled against three trans people who wanted to change their legal gender without undergoing confirmation surgery.

The applicants, who are known as Henry Tse, Q and R, were informed of the decision on Friday (February 1). They have all been legally recognised as men by the British government but are unable to get their gender changed on Hong Kong ID cards.

Judge Thomas Au said that full gender confirmation surgery was the “only objectively ascertainable criterion” in deciding a person’s gender, the Hong Kong Free Pressnewspaper has reported.

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