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European Court Upholds Russian Transgender Woman’s Right to Family Life

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Activists participate in the St Petersburg LGBT Pride march on August 12, 2017. © 2017 Valya Egorshin/NurPhoto via Getty Images In a victory for a transgender parent’s right to maintain contact with her children, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on July 6 that Russia’s denial of her visitation violated her rights to family life and freedom from discrimination. The woman, known in court documents as A.M., had two children with her spouse before they separated. After a local court legally recognized her gender transition, A.M. continued to regularly see her…

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