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Colombian Court Orders Nonbinary Marker on ID Documents

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Agence France-Presse reports.The decision came in a case brought by Dani Garcia, a Colombian who was assigned male at birth, went through a gender transition, and in 2019 sought an official ID listing their gender as “indeterminate.” The government agency in charge of issuing such documents initially denied the request.

All Colombian citizens who are 18 or older are issued an ID card by the National Civil Agency, and it serves as their identification in voting, travel, applying for jobs, and a host of other activities.The court ordered the agency to provide Garcia with the document and offer the nonbinary option to others.

This option “is an initial step towards effective social participation,” the justices wrote.Several countries, including the U.S., offer a nonbinary identifier on passports, and some U.S.

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