Argentina rolls out non-binary ID cards

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina became the first South American country to roll out identification cards for non-binary citizens

Date: July 21, 2021

People can mark x for gender identifying neither as male nor female

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ARGENTINE PRESIDENT ALBERTO FERNANDEZ, SAYING:

"There are other ways to love and be loved. There are other identities apart from the identity of a man or a woman and they should be respected and they have always existed, only that in other times they were hidden."

Argentina's center-left government has advocated social reforms including legalizing abortion last year

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ARGENTINE PRESIDENT ALBERTO FERNANDEZ, SAYING:

"That phrase that became so popular about "coming out of the closet" was precisely that, coming out of hiding, showing on stage what we all knew existed, but nobody wanted to talk about."

New Zealand, Canada and Australia have also made the change

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