European Human Rights Court Rejects Discrimination Claim by Finnish Transgender Woman

A Grand Chamber (17 judges) of the European Court of Human Rights has rejected a claim by a transgender woman from Finland that her European Convention rights were violated when the Finnish government would not recognize her correct gender unless her wife agreed to have their marriage converted into a registered partnership.  The July 16  ruling in Hamalainen v. Finland drew a strong dissenting opinion from three judges on the court.

Ms. Hamalainen, a resident … <Read More>