New CFA ruling ...
The Court of Final Appeal on Monday ruled that the policy of barring transgender people from changing their gender shown on Hong Kong Identity Cards unless they undergo full sex reassignment surgery violates their rights and is unconstitutional.
A panel of five judges unanimously sided with appeals launched by transgender activists Henry Tse and another appellant identified as "Q" and quashed the Commissioner of Registration's decision to refuse their applications to change their gender on their ID cards.
Thirty-one-year-old Tse and thirty-year-old Q were both diagnosed with gender identity disorder. Tse, who filed the legal challenge in 2017, said transgender people were "prohibited from full participation in life" due to this policy, which can also cause safety concerns.https://www.thestandard.com.hk/break...tion/4/199993/Hong Kong activists have long argued for self-declared sex markers on identification cards, with the push gaining traction after legal changes in Taiwan, Argentina and other places.
Transgender rights were last debated at the Court of Final Appeal nearly a decade ago, with judges affirming the right of transgender people who have undergone surgery to marry.
But little progress has been made since then to change the city's laws to further protect transgender rights.