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    France Registers First Gender-Neutral Person

    Everything has a gender in French … apart from a 64-year-old Tours native. While their birth certificate identified them as male, the newly anointed “ile” — a combination of the feminine and masculine pronouns “elle” and “il” — is the first person in France to legally be granted a neutral gender. The magistrate said this doesn’t mean the country recognizes a third gender, but simply that this intersex individual’s “male” assignment was “pure fiction.” Still, the burgeoning European movement challenging the gender binary will classify this one as a victory.

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