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Russian Federation - July 2023

Russia clamps down on trans rights

Russia outlawed both legal and surgical sex changes and gender-affirming care on 25 July. Transgender Russians will now also be banned from adopting children and marriages where at least one partner is transgender will be annulled. The law was sharply criticized by human rights advocates, and many trans Russians say they have no choice but to flee the country.

Sources: Moscow Times, openDemocracy

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Rights -1 Rights  (-1)
Basic Welfare
Political Equality
Gender Equality
Social Group Equality