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Married trans people living in countries without same-sex marriage must divorce if they want their new gender recognised, European judges have ruled.
On Wednesday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) declared the divorce requirement for married people who wish to change their legal gender does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.
Judges in Strasbourg presided over the case of Finnish national Ms Hämäläinen, who was born male and married to a woman. After undergoing gender confirmation surgery in 1996, she wished to bring her official documents in line with her new gender.
However, the local registry office refused to register her as female, unless her wife consented to the marriage being turned into a civil partnership
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