ADDED ON: 10/19/2018

First Dutch Gender-Neutral Passport Issued

10/19/2018 | BBC

Leonne Zeegers, 57, received a passport with the gender designation X, instead of M for man or V for woman. Born male, in 2001 Zeegers had surgery to become female, but now identifies as intersex. Zeegers won a lawsuit, with judges ruling that preventing a registration as gender neutral amounted to a “violation of private life, self-determination and personal autonomy”. About 4% of the Dutch public identifies as neither male nor female, the BBC’s Anna Holligan reports from The Hague. Despite the ruling, it remains a matter for courts to decide if an individual should receive an X designation for gender.


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