The Hungarian Constitutional Court annulled the provision of the Registry Procedure Act introduced by Section 33 which contained that the new rules prohibiting legal gender recognition shall also be applied to ongoing proceedings.
Miskolc Regional Court requested the constitutional review of Article 33, the law adopted in May this year that bans legal gender recognition in Hungary. The Constitutional Court has 90 days to rule on the matter.
22 months after the suspension of gender and name change requests, the government would now prohibit legal gender recognition of transgender people.
The lack of legislation on legal gender recognition and related name change for foreigners permanently residing in the country is unconstitutional – ruled the Hungarian Constitutional Court. The petitioner, an Iranian trans man was represented by the legal aid service of Háttér Society.