Swiss Government Turns Down Push To Add Third Gender To Documents

  • The Swiss government has rejected a proposal to introduce a third-gender or no-gender option for official records, the Associated Press reports.
  • In response to two parliamentary proposals, the Federal Council stated that “the binary gender model is still strongly anchored in Swiss society.”
  • “The social preconditions for the introduction of a third gender or for a general waiver of the gender entry in the civil registry currently are not there,” said the council.
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