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Finland: European Court ruling a blow to transgender rights

Headline Title:  Finland: European Court ruling a blow to transgender rights 16 July 2014 A woman from Finland who came out as transgender during her marriage should be allowed to be legally recognized as a female without changing her marital status, Amnesty International said today after the European Court of Human Rights ruled against her.Because of Finland’s prohibition on same-sex marriage, Heli, 49, is not able to obtain legal recognition of her gender unless she converts her 18-year marriage into a civil partnership. She has already had to undergo a psychiatric assessment and…

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