The Lithuanian Lawmakers Who Want To Ban Gender Reassignment Surgery

A proposed bill to Lithuania’s Civil Code, led by the chairman of the Committee on Health Affairs, would ban gender reassignment surgery in the country, is mostly an attempt to escape the state’s self-declared right to discriminate against transgender people. If parliament approves the ban, “the state will be protected from any preconditions which create grounds for the appearance of claims against Lithuania at the European Court of Human Rights,” such as that time in 2007 when, UK Gay News reports, “Lithuania lost a case in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concerning a transsexual’s right to gender reassignment.” Funny coming from a country with trans kids dolls.