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Transsexual takes Lithuania to court

PinkNews Staff Writer October 18, 2006

A Lithuanian transsexual has taken his country to the European Court of Human Rights over claims that he has been blocked from completing his gender transition.

The 28-year-old has been undergoing gender reassignment since 1998 including hormone treatment and breast removal, but is now being blocked from anymore treatment because of the laws in Lithuania.

His lawyers will argue in Strasbourg that his human rights were violated, the BBC reports.

He says he suffers daily embarrassment because he is still described as a woman on official documents.

Under EU law all member states must “facilitate” members of the LGBT community, meaning they must be kept free from discrimination.

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