Japan court upholds sterilization to register gender change

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TOKYO (AP) | Human rights and LGBT activists on Jan. 25 denounced a ruling by Japan’s Supreme Court upholding a law that effectively requires transgender people to be sterilized before they can have their gender changed on official documents.

The court said the law is constitutional because it was meant to reduce confusion in families and society. But it acknowledged that it restricts freedom and could become out of step with changing social values.

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