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Judge ruling a blow to transgender rights in Hong Kong as inmates told they must do time according to their biology not what they identify as

Transgender inmates who have not undergone reassignment surgery do not have the right to serve their time in prisons for the gender they have chosen, a Hong Kong court said on Friday. In a far-reaching decision, Mr Justice Thomas Au Hing-cheung ruled against Luigi Recasa Navarro, who brought a judicial challenge in 2015 after being jailed for a year in 2014. The Filipino woman, who was 19 at the time and still had male genitalia, was forced to serve her sentence in all-male facilities, was...

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