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CHRISTIE ELAN-CANE
NON-GENDERED
Fighting for legal and social recognition outside the gendered societal structure



Council of Europe adopts Resolution

Following on from yesterday, I am very pleased to report the Parliamentary Assembly has voted in favour to adopt a resolution on discrimination against trans* people in Europe, with 68 voting in favour, 23 against and 12 abstentions.

There was a proposed Amendment to remove Clause 6.2.4 which explicitly calls on member states to
consider including a third gender option in identity documents for those who seek it;

This amendment was thrown out with only 36 voting in favour as opposed to 60 against and 4 abstentions.

Here is the full text of Resolution document, which is ground breaking in many respects.

http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/XRef/Xref-XML2HTML-en.asp?fileid=21736&lang=en

It is my hope and intention that national governments of Europe and around the world should not just ‘consider’ including a third option where it is perceived as necessary to provide an indication of a person’s gender but that it is recognised unequivocally the requirement to include a non gender-specific third option for all areas of identity documentation is ESSENTIAL.


The denial of existence is the worst act of discrimination by the gendered majority against the non-gendered
 

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