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Option “X”: the new Argentine identity documents for non-binary people, unpublished in Latin America

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Argentina presented its new non-binary identity documents.

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Argentina presented its new non-binary identity documents.

Argentina became the first country in Latin America to recognize on its identity document people who do not identify with the female or male categories, and allowed them to use option “X” instead.

The decree of President Alberto Fernández seeks to protect in this way the right to gender identity that Argentine legislation has recognized since 2012.

“The State should not care about the sex of its citizens,” said Fernández, who participated this Wednesday in an act of delivery of the first identity documents with the new option.

“There are other identities besides that of man and woman that must be respected,” he said.


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