New German Law Recognizes a Third Gender

You probably thought it was going to end with Gay Marriage. Ha.


You probably thought it was going to end with Gay Marriage. Ha.

You thought that it would end with Tranny rights. Double Ha.

You thought that maybe the Bisexual Forum at the White House would be it.

It never ends. That's the point of any grievance industry. It just manufactures more crazy. And there's a big heap of crazy out there.

As a sample, the US gay rights movement is generally using LGBT for Lesbian Gay Bisexual (Transgender) Transvestite. But the new one is LGBTQIA, which adds Asexual, Intersex and Queer for "who do not adhere to sexual and/or gender norms" more so than gays, trannies, the asexual and the non-gendered already don't.

So get ready for the Third Gender.

There are men and women. And there are men who want to marry men for a few days. And there are men who think they're women. And there are men who want everyone to recognize that they are an entirely new gender.

Germany is set to become the first country in Europe to introduce a third, "indeterminate" gender designation on birth certificates. The European Union, which is attempting to coordinate anti-discrimination efforts across member states, is lagging behind on the issue.

The option of selecting "blank," in addition to the standard choices of "male" or female" on birth certificates will become available in Germany from November 1.

Under the new law, individuals can also opt to remain outside the gender binary altogether.

By the time the barbarians overrun us, history will record that we made Nero and Caligula look like the height of good reason and judgement.

Intersex people, that is, those who are born neither exclusively male nor exclusively female, form one of the most invisible groups in our society. Contrary to popular belief, this has little to do with their supposed rarity and more to do with the violence our society inflicts upon those who don't conform to binary and mutually exclusive "male" and "female" categories.

Conformity! Who needs gender anyway. Or even bodies. Or names. Or words. Let's escape all these categories by going off to live in caves.

This year, Australia has made great strides through the adoption of an anti-discrimination law that protects "intersex status" alongside established grounds such as "sex" and "race."

Also level of insanity.

According to Silvan Agius, policy director at human rights organisation ILGA Europe -- the European chapter of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association -- the European Union is lagging behind on the issue. Though Brussels commissioned a report on trans and intersex minorities in 2010, and has since attempted to coordinate efforts to prohibit gender discrimination, progress has been halting.

"Things are moving slower than they should at the European level," says Agius. "Though Brussels has ramped up efforts to promote awareness of trans and intersex discrimination, I would like to see things speed up."

Can't it wait till the whole thing collapses and the Intersexed are too busy rooting through garbage cans for food to worry about gendered pronouns?