ADVERTISING
 
Sunday, June 16   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
30 years of internet...
Will digital natives and the "Gen Z" use new technologies with a better ethical/values reflection than the previous generation?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Gender identity
 

Third gender to be introduced in German registry of births

Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled that lawmakers must create new legislation by the end of 2018.

SOURCES Deutsche Welle AUTHOR Evangelical Focus KARLSRUHE 08 NOVEMBER 2017 16:29 h GMT+1
Photo: F. MkKenna (Unsplash, CC)

Germany is about to become the first European country to allow a third gender on the birth registration.



“Intersex”, “diverse” or other “positive designation of sex” will now be an option in addition to “male” and “female”, the country’s Federal Court ruled.



In a seven to one vote, the court decided that the general right to the protection of personality in Germany's Basic Law meant the register had to be altered to allow a third gender, Deutsche Welle reported.



 



LGBT GROUPS: “FURTHER STEPS” NEEDED



Since 2013, it is already possible to leave the gender entry in blank, but LGBT groups had asked for more.



Advocacy group “Third Option” said the decision is some kind of a “small revolution”. “We are overwhelmed and speechless”, they said. The Association of Intersexual People said “further steps in the same direction”.



The legal case was started by an intersexual person, who had failed at several other levels of the justice system.



 



BACKED BY INFLUENTIAL INSTITUTIONS



This time, the Federal Constitutional Court’s decision received the backing of the German Institute for Human Rights, the German Society for Sexual Research and the German Society for Psychology.



The German Minister of Family Affairs Katarina Barley welcomed the decision. The Federal Anti-Discrimination Office praised the decision of the court as "historical" and called for a comprehensive reform of the civil registry law. 



The Association of German Registrars and Christians groups expressed their opposition to introducing new gender categories, as it has already happened in countries like Australia and New Zealand.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Third gender to be introduced in German registry of births
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference

Evangelical leaders from across Europe meet in Wisla (Poland) to network for mission in a range of fields. The vision is to renew the biblical church and evangelise Europe.

 
AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals

After many years of labour, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa officially opened its new centre in Nairobi, Kenya. “Africa, your time has come!”, said the World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero.

 
‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’ ‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’

Photos of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance’s annual gathering “Idea 2019”, in Murcia. Politicians and church leaders discussed about the role of minorities in society.

 
VIDEO Video
 
Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure

The milestone represents an important point in the nonprofit’s 40-year legacy.

 
What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context? What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context?

Espen Ottosen talks about the truths Christians should share with people who have little knowledge and/or many prejudices about Christian belief.  

 
A 50-metre high monument will encourage Britons to pray A 50-metre high monument will encourage Britons to pray

Thousands of visitors will have the chance to discover “the God who is alive who listens and answers prayers”.

 
John Lennox on Acts John Lennox on Acts

Professor John Lennox  examines the three supernatural events in the first three chapters of Acts: Jesus' ascension, the Holy Spirit's descent at Pentecost, and the healing of a lame man by the Apostles.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.