Netherlands is the latest country to issue a gender-neutral passport

The Netherlands adds itself to the list of countries that issue intersex passports.

Gender neutral passports?

Leonne Zeegers from Breda has become the first person in the Netherlands to receive a gender-neutral passport.

Following a Dutch court ruling earlier this year, which declared that a third gender category should be created for government and official documentation and identification, the 57-year-old is the first to receive a passport with an X as their gender specification.

Zeegers was born with the male classification in their birth certificate, but didn’t identify as a man, and so had surgery in 2001 to become female. The former athlete and nurse identifies as intersex, and is now the proud owner of a passport that more accurately reflects how they identify.

While Zeegers is the first Dutch person to receive an intersex passport, in 2003 Australian Alex MacFarlane was the first person in the world to receive a passport with an X marking their gender.

In Australia, the Government issues passports to sex and gender diverse applicants, identifying them as M (male), F (female) or X (indeterminate/intersex/unspecified).

Chile, the United States (only in Washington DC, California, New York City, Ohio, Oregon and Washington State), Uruguay, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Austria, Germany, Malta, Australia and New Zealand all offer a third gender option on their passports, but not the UK.

Which letter is on your passport? Do you like the idea that Australia has the option of choosing non-male and female categories on passports? 

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    MICK
    27th Oct 2018
    8:45am
    Total BS from a world gone completely bonkers. It appears that idiots at all levels are now in charge of our planet, what we do and what we think.
    Anybody seen another planet where these morons are banned?
    geoffo
    27th Oct 2018
    4:08pm
    it seems as stupid and sick as schools in the US now asking 10 year olds what sex do they identify with. If the Dutch person mentioned now has a man made vagina then she is a female. Opps is using the term "man made" still allowed or do we use gender X made. What bathroom does X use. How does X have sex with another X.
    KSS
    27th Oct 2018
    7:15pm
    gender X + gender X = same sex couple!
    Cowboy Jim
    27th Oct 2018
    7:38pm
    Agree Mick - but unfortunately it comes from the left side of politics. Was a union man for a long time but the Green tinge is wearing me down. Just try to get Islam to agree to gender determination by choice.
    Gra
    28th Oct 2018
    7:52am
    Same here Jim, was a union man for many years but got fed up wih being taken for a fool. The Labor party is no longer what it used to be and the dumb stuff that is happening now to placate the Greens is just way too much.


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