Malaysian transsexuals lose cross-dressing case
- Published: 12 Oct 2012 at 09.59
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KUALA LUMPUR - Four Malaysian Muslim transsexuals on Thursday lost a landmark case challenging an Islamic law that bars them from dressing as women, activists said.
The case was the first attempt to overturn the prohibition on cross-dressing in the conservative, Muslim-majority nation where homosexuality and transsexual lifestyles remain taboo.
The High Court in Seremban, just south of the capital Kuala Lumpur, dismissed the challenge mounted by the four that Sharia, or religious law, in the state infringed on their constitutional right of non-discrimination.
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