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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Paraguay's Supreme Court Chief Justice Alberto Martínez Simón Monday took the oath from female transexual lawyer Kimberly Ayala to enter the professional registry after she had twice been denied on the grounds that her ID name did not match her physical appearance.

Ayala, who completed her law studies at the Universidad Nacional del Este (UNE) in 2015, became the first transgender person to be sworn in as a lawyer, following a five-year legal battle as she refused to practice her profession under her birth male name.

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