Germany Now Recognizes Third Gender On Birth Certificates

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Germany’s high court has ruled that the country must recognize a third-gender option on birth certificates for parents of babies who are born intersex.

The November ruling, which was in response to a registered female whose chromosome test confirmed they were genetically neither male nor female, makes Germany the first European country to offer a third gender option: A French court ruled against offering a “neutral” option in 2016, the same year the U.S. issued its first intersex birth certificate.

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