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Date: 09/15/11 02:51 PM

31 Responses to Australian Passports Now Allow Third Gender option

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    Link: Australian Passports Now Allow Third Gender option - Lets hope more countries take this idea up.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    September 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    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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    sethmccary Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    "Oh, look at me! I`m so confused as to what and who I am that I need special treatment."
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    September 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    @sethmccary, I rest my case.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    September 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    "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,"

    lol, yeah, I can totally understand them wanting this now.
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    sethmccary Male 18-29
    208 posts
    September 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    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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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    stupid
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    cool story.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    September 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    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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    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    September 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    Very Progressive, and inclusive!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm
    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?

    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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    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 15, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I guess Justin Bieber can get an australian passport now.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    "Lets hope more countries take this idea up. "

    Hopefully not
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    September 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm
    I`ll be happy when they let me fill in sex with "Yes please!".
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2011 at 9:41 pm
    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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    username3415 Male 18-29
    362 posts
    September 16, 2011 at 12:23 am
    "when they ask my race I say Human." -Beastie Boys
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2011 at 1:08 am
    Awwe yay, Quigley can finally come home...
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2011 at 1:11 am
    *Patiently waits for Fatninja`s comment*
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2011 at 4:53 am
    1 of every 1600 people is born with a genetic makeup different than the common `XX` or `XY` makeup.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    September 16, 2011 at 6:41 am
    Thats what we need, a third gender.
    Three rest rooms; his, hers and its.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    September 16, 2011 at 6:42 am
    @username3415~ I was saying and filling forms that way before the Beastie Boys were out of grammar school.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2011 at 7:48 am
    tommy2x4, I don`t know about "way before", the Beastie boys are all in their late 40`s.
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    kummi90 Male 18-29
    541 posts
    September 16, 2011 at 9:03 am
    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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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    September 16, 2011 at 9:20 am
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    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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    BigDaddyJeff Male 40-49
    368 posts
    September 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    this is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of.
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    Aedran Female 18-29
    295 posts
    September 17, 2011 at 6:04 am
    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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    sethmccary Male 18-29
    208 posts
    September 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    "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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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    September 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    ha...Australia has a gay senator...

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