The Hungarian Parliament voted in favour of a bill that outlaws legal gender recognition for trans and intersex people in the country.
The Council of Europe called upon member states to develop quick, transparent and accessible procedures, based on self-determination, for changing the name and registered sex of trans people.
The European Court of Human Rights established a positive obligation for European states to provide for gender recognition.
The Hungarian Constitutional Court made it clear that changing name and gender is a fundamental right for transgender persons.
The bill affects intersex persons too. It fails to consider that many intersex people have variations of sex characteristics that do not match the general notion of which primary sex characteristic belongs to which chromosome pattern. Furthermore, some intersex people do not identify with the gender assigned to them at birth.
This will result in an increase of social marginalization, stigma, and discrimination against trans and intersex people.