“The state shouldn’t care about the sex of its citizens,” President Alberto Fernandez said.
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A third choice. Argentine identity documents, identity card and passport, offer since Wednesday July 21 the option “X” to indicate the sex of the holder, until then limited to “male” and “female”. “The state should not care about the sex of its citizens”, said President Alberto Fernandez. “There are other identities than men and women and they must be respected”, he added.
“The nomenclature ‘X’ in the ‘sex’ field will include the following meanings: non-binary, indeterminate, unspecified, indefinite, uninformed, self-perceived, unrecorded; or some other meaning in which the person who does not feel not included in the male / female pair can be identified “, can we read in the presidential decree published Wednesday in the Official Journal.
The new law argues that “the right to identity has a direct and indissoluble link with the right to non-discrimination, to health, to privacy and to the realization of one’s own life project”. The Argentine LGBT Federation hailed a “historic advance in terms of rights” thanks to “activism of associations”.