Entry #11976: Right to change legal gender in Taiwan

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RegionTaiwan
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, no restrictions
Start DateSep 23, 2021
End Datenow
DescriptionSince 1988, with surgery requirements and two psychiatric diagnosis certificates. Since 2021, no surgery requirements case by a Taiwan court ruling
Sourceshttps://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/taiwan-court-rules-against-proof-of-surgery-requirement-in-massive-win-for-transgender-rights/


Revision History (3)

Revision by e_seurat. Fixing status

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, no restrictions
DescriptionThe decision was the result of a lawsuit filed by Xiao E, who was denied the right to change her gender on her national ID card.

Under the archaic legislation, transgender people were required to surgically remove their reproductive organs in order to legally change their gender.

The Taipei High Administrative Court ruled the requirement was unconstitutional on Thursday (23 September).

They also cited that the plaintiff had provided the necessary requirements to undergo the process of legally changing her name without being subjected to surgery.

Unfortunately, this ruling will only effect Xiao E. Other trans individuals looking to legally change their gender – without “proof of surgery” – will have to wait for the regulations to be revised or pursue legal action.
Since 1988, with surgery requirements and two psychiatric diagnosis certificates. Since 2021, no surgery requirements case by a Taiwan court ruling
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The decision was the result of a lawsuit filed by Xiao E, who was denied the right to change her gender on her national ID card. Under the archaic legislation, transgender people were required to surgically remove their reproductive organs in order to legally change their gender. The Taipei High Administrative Court ruled the requirement was unconstitutional on Thursday (23 September). They also cited that the plaintiff had provided the necessary requirements to undergo the process of legally changing her name without being subjected to surgery. Unfortunately, this ruling will only effect Xiao E. Other trans individuals looking to legally change their gender – without “proof of surgery” – will have to wait for the regulations to be revised or pursue legal action. Since 1988, with surgery requirements and two psychiatric diagnosis certificates. Since 2021, no surgery requirements case by a Taiwan court ruling

Revision by Notdog1996. It still requires surgery as the law never got updated

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)Legal, but requires surgery
Special StatusAmbiguous(REMOVED)
End DateSep 24, 2021(NONE)

Revision by cihalcoc. It is legal after surgery

Old Value (Original) New Value
End Date(NONE)Sep 24, 2021

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