Golf Course Membership Case (Japan)

A Man in Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan who changed his registered sex from male to female due to gender identity disorder has won a damages suit with a golf course operator that refused his membership based on the sex change. The Hamamatsu branch of the Shizuoka District Court on Monday ordered the members-only golf course in the city ofKosai to pay ¥1.1 million in damages to the 59-year-old plaintiff, who had demanded a total of ¥5.88 million.

 

Sex change plaintiff wins damages over golf course snub _ The Japan Times.