In something of a shocking decision for a European country given that most of the European governments tend to be woke, the government of Switzerland has decided to reject woke gender ideology and maintain its longstanding system of a male and female, “binary” gender registration system for its citizens.
“The Swiss government on Wednesday rejected the idea of introducing a third gender option or no-gender option for official records, a position which differs from that of some neighboring countries,” the AP reported.
Responding to the proposals from the Swiss Parliament to change the binary gender model, the Swiss Federal Council said “the binary gender model is still strongly anchored in Swiss society.”
Continuing, it added that “The social preconditions for the introduction of a third gender or for a general waiver of the gender entry in the civil registry currently are not there.“
The AP adding more details to the decision, said “The Federal Council added that such options would require “numerous” changes to the Swiss Constitution and to laws both at the national level and in the country’s 26 cantons (states). Currently, people are entered into the civil registry as male or female, with no other option.”
The Daily Wire also reported on the matter, noting both that the decision stands in contrast to what other Western European countries have decided to do regarding gender identity and reflects Switzerland’s more traditionalist, conservative culture. Reporting on that, the Daily Wire said:
Switzerland’s neighboring countries, Germany and Austria, as well as other Western European countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands, have all modified their civil registries to include “third gender” or “no gender” options. In the United States in April 2022, the Biden administration opted to include a “third gender” option (“X”) in passports.
Switzerland is known for its no-nonsense, tradition-based culture and adherence to reason and science-based policies. Swiss residents enjoy low unemployment, a stable economy, and one of the highest life expectancies in the world.
The AP, describing some of those decisions, said “In 2018, the German government approved a third gender option for official records, allowing people to be registered as “diverse.” The law already allowed for gender to be left blank.”
It then added that “In Austria, a federal court ruled in 2018 that authorities must allow people to be entered in official records as something other than male or female, if they so wish. However, it found no need to change the country’s existing law since it didn’t specify explicitly that people’s gender must be male or female.”
Commenting on the matter of gender and whether it is binary or not on Twitter, evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne said:
“Actual science” done by biologists shows 2 sexes, one with small mobile gametes and the other with large, immobile ones. There is no third sex. Disorders of sex development are not new sexes, and biological sex is binary. Let’s not conflate sex, gender & developmental anomalies.
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