Landmark court ruling a victory for transgender citizens of Turkey

Published 30.11.2017 19:42
Updated 30.11.2017 19:46

In a landmark verdict Thursday, the highest legal authority, the Constitutional Court, canceled a controversial law requiring transgender individuals seeking sex change surgery to prove they are "unable to procreate."

The verdict stems from an appeal by an applicant whose petition to obtain a female ID was rejected as she did not undergo a sex change surgery.

The law has long been criticized by LGBT rights activists for forcing transgender individuals to undergo sterilization surgeries.

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