Australian Passports Now Allow Third Gender option

Submitted by: Matwix_2004 5 years ago
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14926598

Lets hope more countries take this idea up.
There are 31 comments:
Male 2,790
ha...Australia has a gay senator...
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Male 208
"About time! It`s time for the Western world to stop being ignorant, and recognize that human genders are more diverse than black and white. For example, many native american tribes, Inca indians and various South american tribes recognize(d) this."

They also sacrificed humans at an incredible rate. Let`s bring that back too. =D
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Female 295
GL getting into places like Saudi Arabia. They stamp `prostitute` on single working women`s passports. Wonder what they will do to "indeterminate sex".
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Male 368
this is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of.
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Male 25,416
whats the story with its using the toilet. do they go to males or females is its the first gender for the toilet or the second gender?
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Male 2,859
Credit where it`s due for this, but don`t they want to have a closer look at their censorship laws first? (from what I hear)
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Male 541
About time! It`s time for the Western world to stop being ignorant, and recognize that human genders are more diverse than black and white. For example, many native american tribes, Inca indians and various South american tribes recognize(d) this.
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Male 4,902
tommy2x4, I don`t know about "way before", the Beastie boys are all in their late 40`s.
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Male 3,472
@username3415~ I was saying and filling forms that way before the Beastie Boys were out of grammar school.
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Male 3,472
Thats what we need, a third gender.
Three rest rooms; his, hers and its.
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Male 559
1 of every 1600 people is born with a genetic makeup different than the common `XX` or `XY` makeup.
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Male 1,249
*Patiently waits for Fatninja`s comment*
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Male 4,902
Awwe yay, Quigley can finally come home...
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Male 362
"when they ask my race I say Human." -Beastie Boys
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Male 985
Why complain about it if it isnt going to affect you in the slightest and it creates a clear-er definition?
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Male 11,740
I`ll be happy when they let me fill in sex with "Yes please!".
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Male 15,510
"Lets hope more countries take this idea up. "

Hopefully not
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Male 37,888

I guess Justin Bieber can get an australian passport now.
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Female 723
Uh, let`s wait and see how long this lasts. I wonder how many countries (probably already more hostile or unpopular ones) will turn away people with the third option marked.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Three genders? Get real bro. That`s one of the the dumbest things i have ever heard. What would be the name of this third gender?[/quote]

Hermaphrodite. Intersex. So there`s 4. X can cover both of the extras.

But it`s wrong anyway because there are an infinite number of genders. Gender isn`t really a quantifiable thing. The same person can be gendered different ways to different degrees in different things at the same time. The same thing can be gendered different ways to different degrees at different times and/or in different places. Gender and sex are completely different things.
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Male 10,440
Makes sense... good job australia. You win 1 "Lazy-me- would-like-to-live-there" point.

You`ll need another 2,000 to get past all your deadly wildlife.
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Male 546
Very Progressive, and inclusive!
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Male 7,378
So M = Male, F = Female and X = ? Why does it matter? If your passport has your picture keep `em guessing? They`re going to figure it out when you go through customs. This isn`t just stupid it`s disparaging and unnecessary.
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Female 1,743
cool story.
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Male 5,314
stupid
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Male 208
Three genders? Get real bro. That`s one of the the dumbest things i have ever heard. What would be the name of this third gender? Let`s see, we have male, then female, then...how about Not Sure? Theen the fourth could be called Goat people because they have felt all of their lives that they should have been born a goat, and they can live on the magical Island Imsodratingstupid
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Male 1,610
[quote]"There have been very many cases of people being detained at airports by immigration in foreign countries simply because their passports don`t reflect what they look like,"[/quote]

lol, yeah, I can totally understand them wanting this now.
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Male 6,737
@sethmccary, I rest my case.
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Male 208
"Oh, look at me! I`m so confused as to what and who I am that I need special treatment."
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Male 6,737
Nice. Can`t see the US taking it on any time soon though, maybe once they catch up with the rest of the world. ;)
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Male 2,551
Link: Australian Passports Now Allow Third Gender option [Rate Link] - Lets hope more countries take this idea up.
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