Entry #1656: Right to change legal gender in Hungary

Current Version

RegionHungary
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateAug 14, 1982
End DateMay 28, 2020
DescriptionIt is legal for individuals to change their legal gender without having to go through gender reassignment surgery.
Sourceshttp://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra_uploads/324-FRA-hdgso-NR_HU.pdf


Revision History (2)

Revision by beeurd

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End Date2021-03-232020-05-28

Revision by DuffdeNecker

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End Date9999-12-122021-03-23
Reports (23)
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "legally impossible because of recent laws"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Hungary passed a law in 2020 that banned the change of gender. In national indentification documents gender term is replaced by gender at birth. "
  • Status is not correct "It is currently prohibited to change gender markers or to legally change to a name that does not conform with the individual's sex since May 2020."
  • Status is not correct "The Parliement passed a law in 2020 that prohibits the change of legal gender and replaces the “gender” section with “gender at birth” on National Identification Cards. This makes introudcing one’s true self harder for transgender people."
  • Newer law has been passed
  • Status is not correct "It is not legal (law 33)"
  • Status is not correct "Since 2020 the change of legal gender is banned"
  • Status is not correct "Not allowed."
  • Status is not correct "In May 2020, the Hungarian government banned the legal recognition of transgender people. Article 33 clearly characterized gender as “biological sex based on primary sex characteristics and chromosomes” and prohibits one from legally changing their gender. "
  • Status is not correct "Legal gender change is no longer allowed."
  • Status is not correct "they just passed a law that prohibits gender changes on legal documents: https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/hungary-trans-rights-gender-recognition/"
  • Status is not correct "I think its recently(2020) been banned."
  • Newer law has been passed "Hungary reversed legal recognition of transgender people in May of 2020."
  • Status is not correct "May 21, 2020 documents may not be changed as per the Prime Minister."
  • Newer law has been passed "transsexual people will have to go back to their birth name and treated as the gender coresponded to the sex they were born with"
  • Status is not correct "The government has introduced a new law making it illegal for people to change their gender."
  • Status is not correct "Lol Orban banned trans surgery 2 days ago"
  • Newer law has been passed "A new law has been passed that changes the sex marker on identification to "birth sex", which cannot be changed."
  • Note field is incorrect "It is legal for individuals to change their gender, however the government postponed the issue of all ID documents until new law is worked out. On the 7th of april 2020 a MP proposed a new legislation that would prohibit the change of gender on ID documents, naming everyone’s “gender-of-birth” on any IDs, further discriminating trans people. The legislation would apply to all even of they already have changed their IDs, meaning people would have been identified by their birth gender even if they’ve been living as other gender for years."
  • Status is not correct "Gender change applications are being rejected every single time since the introduction of the GDPR. Government officials say it is because they cannot guarantee data privacy. Name and gender change is required for gender reassignment surgeries thus leaving trans people in a horrible situation. "
  • Status is not correct "Does not require surgery."

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