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Pham Le Quynh Tram
Transgender Tram temporarily keeps gov’t recognition

in VIET NAM, 18/03/2013

The Vietnamese Ministry of Justice has required authorities in Binh Phuoc southern province to temporarily halt withdrawing its decision to legally redefine a local transgender woman as real woman, a VnExpress report said.

The requirement has been imposed while the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Justice are waiting for Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to voice his opinions on the matter, the report added.

In November, 2009 authorities in Chon Thanh district, Binh Phuoc province legally recognized transgender woman Pham Le Quynh Tram, who was born Pham Van Hiep in 1974 as a boy, as a female.

With this decision, Tram became the first transgender woman to be legally recognized by the Vietnamese government. However, on January 21, the Binh Phuoc province’s People’s Committee concluded that recognition is illegal and proposed the sex-redefining decision be revoked.

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