Maryam Khatoon Molkara
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Maryam Hatoon Molkara (1950-2012) was a campaigner for the rights of transsexuals in Iran. She was instrumental in obtaining a letter which acted as a Fatwā enabling sex change operations to exist as part of a legal framework.
- McDowall, Angus; Stephen Khan (25 November 2004). "The Ayatollah and the transsexual". The Independent (Tehran). Retrieved 25 April 2011. "That Maryam Khatoon Molkara can live a normal life is due to a compassionate decision by one man: the leader of the Islamic revolution himself."
- Tait, Robert. "A fatwa for transsexuals". Salon.com. Retrieved 25 April 2011. "One woman's courage in appealing to the late Ayatollah Khomeini has made Tehran the unlikely sex change capital of the world."
- Fathi, Nazila (August 2, 2004). "As Repression Lifts, More Iranians Change Their Sex". The New York Times.
- Tait, Robert (July 27, 2005). "A Fatwa for Freedom". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2010-05-12.
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