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
  • Aug 13 2017Became Recognized in Canada
  • Mar 1 2016Became Not legally recognized in France
  • Aug 20 2015Became Intersex only in France

Legal recognition of non-binary gender

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

Summary

2
Recognized
2 regions (1%)
Recognized
Some recognition
regions (0%)
Some recognition
5
Not recognized
5 regions (2%)
Not recognized
224
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
224 regions (97%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
0%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Recognized
regions (0%)
Some recognition
regions (0%)
Not recognized
5 regions (10%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
46 regions (90%)
Oceania
0%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Recognized
regions (0%)
Some recognition
regions (0%)
Not recognized
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
24 regions (100%)
South America
7%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Recognized
1 regions (7%)
Some recognition
regions (0%)
Not recognized
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
13 regions (93%)
North America
3%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Recognized
1 regions (3%)
Some recognition
regions (0%)
Not recognized
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
35 regions (97%)
Africa
0%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Recognized
regions (0%)
Some recognition
regions (0%)
Not recognized
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
59 regions (100%)
Asia
0%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Recognized
regions (0%)
Some recognition
regions (0%)
Not recognized
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
46 regions (100%)

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 2 regions.

  1. North America (1)
  2. Canada 2017
  3. South America (1)
  4. Argentina 2021

Not legally recognized

Legal recognition of non-binary gender is not legally recognized in 5 regions.

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

Data on legal recognition of non-binary gender is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 224 regions.

  1. Antarctica (1)
  2. Antarctica

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