German court rules transsexual can be excluded

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4th December 2007, The German state of Hesse was justified in excluding a transsexual from its police force, a court in Frankfurt rules on the basis of evidence from a police doctor.

4th December 2007

The German state of Hesse was justified in excluding a transsexual from its police force, a court in Frankfurt rules on the basis of evidence from a police doctor.

The court rejected argument from the applicant, a 36-year-old who changed gender from woman to man 14 years ago, that he had been subject to unjustified discrimination.

The police doctor found that the applicant's hormone levels varied strongly and concluded that he could be subject to mood swings.

The applicant is experienced in martial arts and has worked as a bodyguard. He passed the police entrance tests with flying colours.

The case is to be taken to a higher court.

DPA

Subject: German news, transsexual, police

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