At the time of writing, a proposal for a law for change of legal gender is being considered in the Storting. The law will allow individuals to change their legal gender without requiring medical treatment, as has been the practice in the past where one has had to be castrated to change legal gender. The law is a great victory for the rights of transgender people, and a step in the right direction to recognize the right to be oneself as the sex you are.
At the same time, there are only two options to choose from: male or female. Research shows that a third of transgender people identify as neither fully male nor female. For those who identify outside the two-gender model – that is, non-binary transgender people – there are no alternatives, even with the new law. There is little help with freedom of choice when none of the options fit.
Obstacle High. The Council of Europe recommends its member states, including Norway, to study a third. . .
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