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Germany to recognize ‘third gender’

Germany’s top court ruled Wednesday that lawmakers must legally recognize a “third gender” from birth. Once a law is passed, Germany would become the first European country to offer intersex people the option of identifying as a designation other than male or female.

The court ruled that the current system, which “does not provide for a third option — besides the entry ‘female’ or ‘male,'” is unconstitutional.
In 2013, Germany became the first European country to allow parents of intersex children to leave the gender box blank on a birth certificate.
But Wednesday’s ruling in the case, which was brought by an intersex person, goes further, requiring lawmakers to create the possibility for a “positive gender entry” for these babies.
The new legislation must be in force by December 31, 2018, the court said.
Johannes Dimroth, spokesman for Germany’s Interior Ministry, said Wednesday: “We fully respect the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court and the government is fully willing to implement the decision.”
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