Gov’t should not require transgender people to undergo medical treatment or surgery – equality watchdog

The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has asked that the government refrain from imposing medical requirements in a new gender recognition law, calling for a progressive model that respects the rights of transgender people.

Gov’t urged to speed up gender recognition legislation after death of transgender woman

More than a thousand individuals and organisations have signed a petition urging the government to speed up the legislation of a gender recognition ordinance after the death of a transgender woman earlier this month. As of Monday, the petition had 1,008 co-signers, including LGBTQ non-governmental organisations Rainbow of Hong Kong, the Association of Transgender Rights, and BigLove Alliance. Political parties such as Demosisto, the League of Social Democrats, and the Progressive Lawyers Group have also signed.

通識導賞﹕非男不一定即女 仲有非二元性別

蔡騏說,一九九九年英國已着手研究立法。二○○二年,有兩名男跨女變性人分別希望與男伴結婚,限於法律上仍屬男性而未果,歐洲人權法院裁定違反《歐洲人權公約》,剝削其結婚及私生活被尊重的權利。英國政府經諮詢,於○四年推出《性別承認法》。