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.
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