Accounting for the Third Gender in Labor Law


​About 80,000 to 120,000 Germans are intersexual, which means their chromosomes don’t clearly identify them as male or female. This third gender, as it is now known, was legally recognized in October 2017 by the German Federal Constitutional Court. 

In its decision, the court ruled that the constitutional right of equality and general right of personality are violated when the law requires people who can’t be biologically designated as either male or female to register their personal status—including their sex—with German authorities but are allowed no gender option other than female or male. 

The decision drove the Bundestag—the German federal parliament— to act, and since Dec. 22, 2018, people can register their sexual identity as…


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Credit to Jan-Ove Becker and David Wagner for the original post.

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