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Hungary Bans Gender Reassignment On Gov’t IDs

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The Hungarian Parliament voted Tuesday to prohibit transgender people from changing their gender on government documents.

With overwhelming support, the measure passed their legislative body with 134 votes in favor and only 56 opposing it.

As can be expected, LGBT groups in Hungary are pushing for the law to be reviewed by the Constitutional Court—which executes Hungary’s equivalent to our judicial review. In response to the criticism, Hungary issued a statement to CNN noting that while the law forbids government documents from recognizing anything other than sex at birth, individuals are not prevented from identifying however they wish in their day-to-day personal lives.

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