International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Transsexual Nongovernmental Organisations Supporting Transsexuals’ Marriage Rights
Giulia Dondoli

Transsexuals suffer particular limitations in their marriage rights, because of their gender identity. Transsexual issues are also objects of less attention, if compared with lesbian and gay issues, within organisations dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersexual (LGBTI) rights. As a consequence, transsexuals tend to organise themselves in special “transsexual organisations”, to better address their very specific problems. The paper analyses the case study of the organisation Transgender Europe, which supported the applicant in Hämäläinen v Finlandbefore the European Court of Human Rights. The research shows that even an organisation focused on transsexuality failed in effectively addressing transsexuals’ marriage rights.

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