Pakistan passes landmark transgender rights law | News https://t.co/5VpggkjfTj
— Morgane Oger M.S.M. (@MorganeOgerBC) May 14, 2019
From that news story:
The law accords citizens the right to self-identify as male, female or a blend of both genders, and to have that identity registered on all official documents, including National Identification Cards, passports, driver’s licenses and education certificates.
The law guarantees citizens the right to express their gender as they wish, and to a gender identity that is defined as “a person’s innermost and individual sense of self as male, female or a blend of both, or neither; that can correspond or not to the sex assigned at birth.”
Oger, herself trans, stood for election to the British Columbia Assembly from a riding in Vancouver in 2017, carrying the banner of the NDP; she lost by a narrow margin to the Liberal incumbent, Sam Sullivan, an advocate for the disabled. (A skiing accident left Sullivan paralyzed at the age of 19.) A religious activist from outside the riding campaigned hard against her; she filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, which this spring ruled in her favor.