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Justice Ministry Orders Military to Drop its Plan to Appeal Against Transgender Soldier Ruling

Justice Ministry Orders Military to Drop its Plan to Appeal Against Transgender Soldier Ruling

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The justice ministry on Friday ordered the military to drop its plan to challenge a court ruling that said it was unjust for the military to discharge a transgender soldier over her gender reassignment surgery. Justice Minister Park Beom-kye accepted a recommendation from an advising committee on administrative suits [...]

Forcibly Discharged Transgender Soldier Files Lawsuit Against Army Decision

Forcibly Discharged Transgender Soldier Files Lawsuit Against Army Decision

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A former South Korean solider, who was forcibly discharged after a sex reassignment surgery, on Tuesday filed an administrative suit against the Army’s decision, saying it was unconstitutional. Byun Hee-soo, 22, who had the rank of staff sergeant, underwent the operation in Thailand last year and expressed desire to [...]

Transgender Soldier Files Petition Against Discharge Decision

Transgender Soldier Files Petition Against Discharge Decision

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A former noncommissioned officer forcibly discharged from the military after sex reassignment surgery has filed an appeal seeking reinstatement, sources said Wednesday. Byun Hee-soo, 22, filed the petition with the Army Headquarters, the sources said, after a military committee ruled last month based on a medical examination that the [...]