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Nepal to issue citizenship certificates to third gender, rights activists hail decision

An official says Nepal’s government has ordered issuance of citizenship certificates with the label third gender for people who do not wish to be identified as male or female.

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27th January 2013 22:43

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

 

Nepal’s Supreme Court ruled in 2007 that the government should issue citizenship certificates with a third gender but took five years to implement the decision.

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