Entry #11658: Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Belgium

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RegionBelgium
IssueLegal recognition of non-binary gender
StatusNot legally recognized
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionBelgium currently does not legally recognise non binary gender, however in 2019 the Constitutional Court ruled that current laws were unconstitutional. The government planned to introduce an "X" gender marker for ID cards in 2022. However, it was decided instead to remove gender markers from identity cards altogether. Thus, there is still not any legal recognition for non-binary individuals.
Sourceshttps://www.brusselstimes.com/195585/indication-of-gender-could-disappear-from-belgian-id-card https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/03/12/belgium-non- binary-legal-recognition-gender-law-petra-de-sutter/
Reports (2)
  • Other "Incorrect interpretation. Removing all genders means all genders are recognized, it means that any gender can do exactly the same. It's just for practical matters that they removed it. It's exactly like they still recognize the male and female gender; removing them from the ID doesn't "unrecognize" them or any gender. "
  • Other "i got a new id card last year and it still has sex on it"


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NoteBelgium currently does not legally recognise non binary gender, however in 2019 the Constitutional Court ruled that current laws were unconstitutional. The government plans to introduce an "X" gender marker for ID cards in 2022.Belgium currently does not legally recognise non binary gender, however in 2019 the Constitutional Court ruled that current laws were unconstitutional. The government planned to introduce an "X" gender marker for ID cards in 2022. However, it was decided instead to remove gender markers from identity cards altogether. Thus, there is still not any legal recognition for non-binary individuals.
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Belgium currently does not legally recognise non binary gender, however in 2019 the Constitutional Court ruled that current laws were unconstitutional. The government plans to introduce an "X" gender marker for ID cards in 2022. planned to introduce an "X" gender marker for ID cards in 2022. However, it was decided instead to remove gender markers from identity cards altogether. Thus, there is still not any legal recognition for non-binary individuals.
Sourceshttps://www.brusselstimes.com/195585/indication-of-gender-could-disappear-from-belgian-id-card
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/03/12/belgium-non-binary-legal-recognition-gender-law-petra-de-sutter/
https://www.brusselstimes.com/195585/indication-of-gender-could-disappear-from-belgian-id-card
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/03/12/belgium-non-
binary-legal-recognition-gender-law-petra-de-sutter/
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https://www.brusselstimes.com/195585/indication-of-gender-could-disappear-from-belgian-id-card https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/03/12/belgium-non-binary-legal-recognition-gender-law-petra-de-sutter/ https://www.brusselstimes.com/195585/indication-of-gender-could-disappear-from-belgian-id-card https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/03/12/belgium-non- binary-legal-recognition-gender-law-petra-de-sutter/

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