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Surgery, including sterilisation, is not required to officially change gender in THIS country I DETAILS

The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic argued that the requirements to change gender are "unconstitutional" and "in conflict with the fundamental right of trans people.

Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 Prague Published on: May 07, 2024 16:52 IST
People march during the LGBTQ+ parade at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic
Image Source : AP People march during the LGBTQ+ parade at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic

The Czech Republic's highest court on Tuesday ruled to dismiss part of a law requiring people to undergo gender-affirmation surgery, including sterilisation, in order to officially change their gender.

The Constitutional Court said the requirements are "unconstitutional" and "in conflict with the fundamental right of trans people to have protected their physical integrity and personal autonomy in connection with their human dignity".

Only two of the court's 15 judges opposed the verdict, which cannot be appealed. Lawmakers must change the affected sections of the law by the middle of next year. The court ruled at the request of a person who was seeking a gender change. The authorities refused to register him as a man because he had not undergone surgery.

The Czech practice was criticised by LGBTQ+ rights groups. The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, was one of the last European Union countries to have such conditions in law.

This is a developing story. More details will be added.

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