Czech courts kick can down the road over legal recognition of non-binary people
A top court in the Czech Republic has refused to let a non-binary person change their state identification to reflect their gender identity.
The Czech Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday (21 June) that the courts have no power to change this – it is up to parliamentarians.
The complainant hoped to change what they saw as the gender marker on their rodné číslo, a unique 10-digit number assigned to every person living in the central European country, to “neutral”.
A rodné číslo is a vital part of Czech life. Given at birth, the number is needed for applying to jobs, accessing social welfare and health insurance programmes and paying taxes.