Transgender rights: France scraps sterilisation in status law
Gay and transgender activists have welcomed a new French law that lets transgender people change their legal status without forced sterilisation.
The activist group ILGA-Europe called it "clear progress" that "another European country has dispensed with the shameful practice of sterilisation".
But it regretted that trans people in France will still have to get a court to recognise their gender change.
Laws in Denmark, Malta, Ireland and Norway have gone further, it said.
In those countries, legal gender recognition relies on the principle of... read more
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