A Dutch citizen born in 1961 has won the right to change the gender on their birth certificate to align with their assumed identity. In addition, judges are pushing lawmakers to recognize the third gender in the registry.  The Limburg District Court in Roermond ruled that the unnamed individual could now be recorded in the Dutch Birth Registry as “gender undetermined.”

According to the Judges; ‘At birth in 1961, this person’s gender could not be determined, and the parents decided to register the person as male, to make things easier at the time,’ Furthermore, in 2001 the plaintiff, the unnamed individual, had an operation to change their gender from male to female. ‘Eventually, it also turned out that the female gender did not fit the person, whose personality is experienced as gender-neutral, feeling neither like a man nor a woman,’ the court continued. READ MORE