Legal recognition of non-binary gender

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  • Recognized
  • Not legally recognized
  • Intersex only
  • Unknown, N/A, or ambiguous

Recent Changes

  • Jul 21 2021Became Recognized in Argentina
  • Jan 1 2021Became Recognized in South Africa
  • May 1 2020Became Recognized in Victoria
  • Jan 1 2020Became Recognized in Colorado
  • Jun 18 2019Became Recognized in Iceland
  • Jan 1 2019Became Intersex only in Germany
  • May 11 2018Became Recognized in Pakistan
  • Feb 13 2018Became Not legally recognized in Greece

Legal recognition of non-binary gender

Legal recognition of non-binary, genderqueer, or third gender identities.

Summary

14
Recognized
14 regions (6%)
Recognized
1
Some recognition
1 regions (0%)
Some recognition
15
Not recognized
15 regions (6%)
Not recognized
202
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
202 regions (87%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
6%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Recognized
3 regions (6%)
Some recognition
1 regions (2%)
Not recognized
10 regions (19%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
38 regions (73%)
Oceania
8%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Recognized
2 regions (8%)
Some recognition
regions (0%)
Not recognized
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
22 regions (92%)
South America
14%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Recognized
2 regions (14%)
Some recognition
regions (0%)
Not recognized
1 regions (7%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
11 regions (79%)
North America
6%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Recognized
2 regions (6%)
Some recognition
regions (0%)
Not recognized
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
34 regions (94%)
Africa
2%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Recognized
1 regions (2%)
Some recognition
regions (0%)
Not recognized
2 regions (3%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
56 regions (95%)
Asia
9%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Recognized
4 regions (9%)
Some recognition
regions (0%)
Not recognized
2 regions (4%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
40 regions (87%)

Progress over time

Number of countries with equality for legal recognition of non-binary gender over the past 60 years.

Recent changes

Legal recognition of non-binary gender by country

(and dependent territories)

Recognized

Legal recognition of non-binary gender is recognized in 14 regions.

  1. Asia (4)
  2. Bangladesh 2013
  3. India 2014
  4. Nepal 2013
  5. Pakistan 2018
  6. Europe (3)
  7. Denmark 2014
  8. Iceland 2019
  9. Malta 2017
  10. North America (2)
  11. Canada 2017
  12. Greenland 2014
  13. Africa (1)
  14. South Africa 2021
  15. South America (2)
  16. Argentina 2021
  17. Uruguay

Not legally recognized

Legal recognition of non-binary gender is not legally recognized in 15 regions.

  1. Africa (2)
  2. Egypt
  3. Gambia
  4. South America (1)
  5. Falkland Islands

Intersex only

Legal recognition of non-binary gender is intersex only in 1 regions.

  1. Europe (1)
  2. Germany 2019

No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous

Data on legal recognition of non-binary gender is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 202 regions.

  1. Antarctica (1)
  2. Antarctica

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