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Nepal's "third gender"
« on: March 17, 2014, 10:41:45 pm »
Angel Martinez, Al-Jazeera English

Last year, Nepal became one of the world's few countries to officially recognise a third gender in citizenship documents, following a 2007 Supreme Court decision.

The legal benchmark established self-determination as the sole criterion to identify one's gender.

The Supreme Court decision urged the government not only to include a third category in citizenship cards, but also to scrap all discriminatory laws against sexual minorities and to form a committee to study same-sex marriage.

[The court decision helped] bring sexual and gender minorities into the political spotlight, and many are now [. . .] demanding a parliamentary seat of their own [which they believe will give them the chance to help end discrimination against trans* people in the country].
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