BIG news for transgender people from Japan: The country’s Supreme Court has ruled – unanimously – that a law requiring sterilization prior to changing one’s legal gender is unconstitutional. The decision removes a large legal hurdle for transgender people in the country. pic.twitter.com/Ixyg6C9CtY
— Unseen Japan (@UnseenJapanSite) October 25, 2023
Japan’s top court has ruled that a legal clause requiring people to undergo sterilisation surgery if they want to legally change their gender is unconstitutional.
Several international organisations including the European court of human rights, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and UN had said the requirement was discriminatory and infringed on human rights.
While rights group welcomed the verdict, a decision by the judges to ask a lower court to deliberate on a separate clause, requiring that the genital organs of people who want to change their gender resemble those of the opposite gender, was met with disappointment.
I legit don’t understand what is being discussed here.
I guess Japan is trying to increase the population of homosexuals?
One might even call it “a bold strategy.”