Tag: Intersex

New German Intersex Law: Third Gender but not as we want it

Last October, the German Constitutional Court found that an intersex person’s ‘right to positive gender recognition’ had been violated with the availability of only the M and F boxes combined with the obligation to tick one in the population register and many other places. In its decision — praised as ‘revolutionary’ by intersex activists and…

The Politics of Recognition and the Limits of Emancipation through Law

There is much to celebrate about the BVerfG gender recognition decision. The court held the sole availability of M/F gender markers, combined with the obligation to register a gender, to be unconstitutional as it violates the right to ‘positive recognition’ of the intersex claimant’s gender. It asked Parliament to resolve the situation by either adding…