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Germany paves way for third gender option on birth certificates

The German government on Wednesday approved a draft law allowing a third gender option on birth certificates for babies who are not distinctly male or female. In a move described by the justice minister as long overdue , Chancellor Angela Merkel s left-right coalition passed a bill permitting children born intersex to be registered as various . The measure follows a ruling by Germany s top tribunal last November that current regulations on civil status are discriminatory against intersex people, noting

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