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Hungary: decision to strip trans people of the right to legal gender recognition is a 'step into the dark ages'

Following today’s vote in parliament on new legislation that bans the legal recognition of transgender and intersex people in Hungary, Krisztina Tamás-Sáróy, Amnesty International’s Europe Researcher, said:

“This decision pushes Hungary back towards the dark ages and tramples the rights of transgender and intersex people. It will not only expose them to further discrimination but will also deepen an already intolerant and hostile environment faced by the LGBTI community.

“It is critical for Hungary’s Commissioner for Fundamental Rights to act urgently and request that the Constitutional Court review and swiftly annuls the appalling provisions of this law.

“Everyone’s gender identity should be legally recognised and everyone must be allowed to change their legal name and gender markers on all official documents.”

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