If a gender entry is needed at all, it should be voluntary and based on self-determination of the person.” Facts of the Case: The complainant applied to the competent registry office for the correction of their birth record to the extent that the previous gender “female” should be deleted and the indication “inter / divers”, in the alternative only “divers” should be registered.
The advocacy group Third Option (Dritte Option) has been supporting the case throughout the last five years.
The Court clarified that the German constitution protects persons who do not identify as male or female or whose sex is not male or female.
Current provisions of the German civil status law (PSt G) violate this right by not offering a third option besides male or female gender entries.
These individuals are particularly vulnerable to violence, discrimination and inequalities in a system that only knows ‘male’ or ‘female’.” The legislator should act swiftly now and overhaul an archaic system of registering something as personal and intimate as gender/sex.
We welcome the Court’s suggested option to waive the mandatory gender entry completely.
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Senger said: 'First, the man can do anything with the doll.
But I did not find any.'The brothel operator said that men of every age and profession from all across Germany have flocked to her brothel. Seventy percent of men also come back.'Bizarrely, Schwarz said that the wives of many brothel visitors are reacting 'with tolerance' to their desires and are often seen 'waiting outside in the car' while their husband is having sex with a doll.
She said: 'They see it as a toy.'Schwarz has only had one bad experience at her brothel so far, when an overly excited customer broke a doll, 'Anna' - the most popular one in the establishment. According to reports, sex industry experts estimate that people with a fetish for sex dolls are a growing group, and that they expect more dolls to be made available by brothels.
It does neither require that sex is a normative part of the civil status, nor does it preclude the recognition of another gender identity beyond male or female.
By simply opening the possibility of another entry nobody is forced to associate with this wider gender.