Recently, the Hungarian Parliament passed a law which prohibits its citizens from legally changing their gender. The new law defines ‘Gender’ based on chromosomes at the time of birth. This implies that anyone who doesn’t recognise their gender at birth would be denied the legal right to alter their gender and name later on legal documents. Transgenders are persons whose gender does not correspond with their birth sex so apparently this law bans their legal recognition.

The law clearly violates the norms of European Convention on human rights and international human rights. The anti-trans law would expose the trans people to humiliation and discrimination as they would be required to show their identity cards and will be questioned frequently by authorities. It will disturb the mental health of transgenders.

At the time, when the world is recognizing the rights of LGBT community, such laws seems to be obstructive.

(By- M. Soujanya)