This means that those that don’t identify as being male or female will be able to have the sex listed on their birth certificate changed to “X”.
The ruling is a victory for the LGBTQI+ rights pressure group Çavaria. The organisation was not satisfied with the law on transgender rights that came into force on 1 January 2018.
Although the law allows those that wish to have the gender identity changed on their identity document without having had to have undergone a sex change operation, Çavaria didn’t feel it went far enough. This is because non-binary persons (those that identify as neither male nor female) were still excluded.