Germany Offers Third Gender Option On Birth Certificates : The Two-Way : NPR

As Deutsche Welle reports:

\”The law follows a 2012 report by the German Ethics Council, which advises the government and parliament on complex ethical issues.

\” \’Many people who were subjected to a \’normalizing\’ operation in their childhood have later felt it to have been a mutilation and would never have agreed to it as adults,\’ the report said.

\”It described the necessity of being entered in the registry as \’female\’ or \’male\’ as being an unwarranted intrusion upon personal rights and the right to equal treatment.\”

via Germany Offers Third Gender Option On Birth Certificates : The Two-Way : NPR.

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