The battle for rights Lgbtqi there is also a fight over identity documents. He United States, as announced by the Secretary of State, Antony Blink, are ready to lead the change: from now on, he said, American citizens will be able to indicate their own kind of preference on the passport, without the need to present medical documentation, even if this is different from that of birth.
A move, they explained by the Biden administration, linked to the will of the State Department to “promote freedom, dignity and equality of all people, including LGBTQI people. Today – added Blinken – I am pleased to announce that the department will take a further step to ensure equal treatment of American LGBTQI citizens ”. A step that will take place immediately, without the need to go through complicated, expensive and long bureaucratic processes: “It will no longer be necessary to present a medical certificate if you choose a gender that does not correspond to the kind of other identity documents”, he reiterated.
But the State Department also has other news in the pipeline regarding the rights related to the gender indicated on the stars and stripes passports. In fact, the possibility of including the category is being evaluated “Non-binary, intersex, and non-conforming gender”. For this, however, further consultations are still needed to decide which symbol to adopt, with activists calling for the use of the X instead of the M for “male”, and F for “female”. “We are evaluating the best approach to achieve this – concluded Blinken – The process of adding a non-binary gender symbol on these documents is technologically complex and we need time to update the systems ”. The secretary of state finally added that these steps are taken in consultation with other governments that have “the same orientation”, including Canada, Australia , Argentina , Nepal e New Zeland.
The administration’s decision follows a promise made by the president Joe Biden during the election campaign against Donald Trump. The current tenant of the White House he said he was concerned that, without documented evidence of their gender, transgender and non-binary people risk being deniedoccupation, l’accommodation and other benefits, including the right to vote.