Tag: non-binary

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17 December 2021
UK: no to gender-neutral passports
Christie Elan-Cane, who defines herself as non-binary, lost her appeal to the Supreme Court asking to be transcribed in documents as gender X. While recognising the right to define oneself as gender-neutral in private life and relationships, the court ruled that the interest in defining sex in public documents was paramount.
The decision of the English Supreme Court, which denies the transcription of gender-neutrality in passports, is particularly interesting because it gives precedence to the public interest over that of the person asking to be transcribed as non-binary. It says that while in one's personal relationships one can ask to be treated and named as one sees fit - with the agreement of the interlocutors - in public life gender certainty is relevant and therefore paramount. An activist lost his case on behalf of the Supreme Court [...]
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