Transgenders not recognized without full sex-change op

Court rules man with breast implants is not a woman

(ANSA) - Turin, June 18 - In order to be recognized as a woman by the government, a transsexual man must undergo a full sex-change operation, and not just be ''psychologically certain he belongs to the female sex'', a Turin court said Wednesday.
    The court rejected an appeal by a local man who had breast implants and his vocal chords altered. This was not enough, the judges thought.
    Otherwise, we would end up ''claiming rights for a kind of intermediate gender between the male and the female, which has no juridical standing in the Constitution or under international law'', the court wrote.


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