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Hungary Court Closes Door on Transgender Legal Recognition

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image An activist waves the transgender flag during a protest at the Presidential Palace in Budapest, Hungary, June 16, 2021. © 2021 Bernadette Szabo/AP Photo In the latest blow to trans people in Hungary, the country’s Constitutional Court issued a ruling that will continue to block new applications from transgender people for legal gender recognition. The judgment effectively creates two categories of trans people in Hungary: those who applied early enough to pursue gender recognition and those who did not. In 2020, Hungary’s parliament passed a law banning transgender…

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