Germany has made history, as the country’s highest court has ruled in favour of allowing babies to be registered as neither male nor female on birth certificates.
The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe has given the government until the end of next year to pass a law which specifies a category other than male or female. Otherwise, it must eliminate a gender category completely.
According to the BBC, activists have described the court ruling as a ‘small revolution’, as the law will make Germany the first European country to give parents the option of a third category when registering their children.
Current laws were declared discriminatory, as gender should no longer be seen as fixed from birth but a social construct.
“This judgment is a very important step for intersex people in Germany. We hope it can lead to a rethink in society, to a realisation that there are more than two genders.”
In July we shared that the Canadian government claimed an 8-month-old baby could be the first child in the world without a government registered gender. READ MORE HERE.
There was also the Californian couple who have said they will allow their child to decide whether he or she would like to be raised as a boy or a girl and until then raise him or her as gender fluid. Read that HERE.
We also heard recently of Ministers in the UK trying to ban the term “pregnant women” — as it could offend transgender parents.
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