Tina K. Russell

April 10, 2008

Awesome Transsexuals: Lithuania’s Mr. L

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Euro court will not re-open trans case- from Pink News- all the latest gay news from the gay community – Pink News

The European Court of Human Rights will not re-examine the case of a Lithuanian transsexual who won there last September.

The seven judges ruled that Lithuania must implement new legislation on gender reassignment or pay damages.

The 28-year-old, known as Mr L, has been undergoing gender reassignment since 1998 including hormone treatment and breast removal, but was blocked from more treatment because of the laws in Lithuania.

The court ruled that Lithuania, in order to meet Mr L’s claim for damages, must adopt subsidiary legislation to its Civil Code on gender-reassignment of transsexuals.

Thank you, European Union, and thank you, Mr. L. It’s a great day for Lithuania, and a great international precedent.

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