In a landmark decision, a court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ruled that Sharia law discriminates against transgender individuals. The litigation addressed whether authorities at a state level could ban people who identify as a different sex from cross-dressing or any other displays of transgender identity. Three men who have undergone hormone treatment had filed the case after being arrested in the southern state of Negerei Sembilan in 2010. A lower court ruled against them in two years later, prompting them to take their case to a higher court in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

This is a great decision. All individuals should have the right to express themselves however they wish with regard to clothing or other displays.

Malaysia court rules in favor of transgender rights _ News _ DW.DE _ 07.11.