In December, parliament of Germany approved the law according to that Intersex people can now legally identify themselves as a third gender. The new law will come into effect on 1 January 2019.
A new category named “diverse” is being mentioned in the official documents for the intersex people to choose. Biologically unfit people will need certificate of registration from their doctor for choosing this category.
Other countries have also approved laws to help identifying people born with both male and female sex characteristics.
Australia, New Zealand, Malta, India, Canada, Austria and Germany have passed laws to identify the gender of their citizens in recent years.
According to United Nations report, 1.7 percent of the world population is born with intersex characteristics and most of them face criticism and discrimination even forced to get their surgeries done.
In 2013, Germany allowed intersex people to choose either being male or female but in 2017 their top court said it was discrimination to negate people a gender they actually have.
According to media reports, some people believe that this step for identifying the intersex gender is not so good, because having identity they will be disclosed before the people despite having being recognized by their physical appearance.
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