In October, the Hamamatsu Branch of the Shizuoka Family Court ruled that the provision of the law that it is necessary to undergo surgery to eliminate fertility in order to change the gender on the family register violates the Constitution and is invalid, and in October this year, the person who filed the petition received a copy of the family register with the changed gender notation at the city hall on the 10th.
In October, the Hamamatsu Branch of the Shizuoka Family Court ruled that the provision of the law that requires the removal of the gonads in order to change the gender on the family register is invalid because it violates the Constitution regarding the complaint filed by Gen Suzuki (49), a transgender woman who lives in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and lives as a man in society. Even if you have not undergone surgery, you will be allowed to change your gender on the family register to male.
In response to this decision, the procedure for changing the gender on the family register promoted by Hamamatsu City was completed, and on the 10th, Mr. Suzuki visited the window of the city hall with his partner Ryoko Kunii and applied for the issuance of a copy of the family register and a certificate of residence.
The gender of the document handed to her by the staff had been changed from female to male, and Ms. Suzuki was delighted with Ms. Kunii.
Mr. Suzuki said, "I am glad to have been able to prove that what was normal for many people has finally become the norm for me, and I hope that we will become a society in which the gender in which everyone lives and the gender of their gender identity is respected."