File - A transgender female poses for a picture in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Grace Kassab)
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Judge Jannet Hanna, who issued the verdict, emphasized the importance of allowing sex change to relieve the person from the psychological and social sufferings, which she said is a basic civil right for any person to receive treatment.The verdict was issued in September 2015 but was published two days ago, according to NGO Legal Agenda.The judge's decision came after a man who had undergone a transgender operation appealed the request to add it to his civil register. The man had filed a suit to a Beirut judge to look into the personal status law and allow people to change their genders in the population registry, which are considered vital legal records.
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