Transgender no longer a sickness in Denmark
COPENHAGEN • Denmark will declassify "being transgender" as a mental illness, lawmakers from the parliament health committee decided.
There is a longstanding wish from the trans community to remove it from the clinical guidelines on illnesses, the committee's deputy chairman Flemming Moller Mortensen said on Tuesday. The move will come into force on Jan 1.
Employers can forbid wearing of headscarves
BRUSSELS • Firms should be allowed to prohibit staff from wearing the Islamic headscarf, but only as part of a general ban on religious and political symbols, an adviser to the European Court of Justice said.
"(An employee) may be expected to moderate the exercise of his religion in the workplace," Ms Juliane Kokott wrote in her opinion published on Tuesday.