On Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 15:40, the second and third readings of the Bundestag on the amendment to the sex data to be entered into the civil status registry will take place. The draft bill on this amendment will be discussed and voted on (see this PDF of the draft bill and blog post of 6 November 2018), as well as a proposal of the political party die LINKEN which calls for the following points, among others:
- Prohibition of deferrable, non-essential operations on children that aim to instate “gender non-ambiguity”
- Amendment to the Personal Status Code (PStG) to the effect that all persons may freely choose their civil status “without major obstacles”, which will repeal the German Transexuals Act (TSG)
- Prohibition of disclosure, i.e. access to the previous civil status of a person only permitted with his/her authorisation
The readings can be viewed live on Thursday at this link to the German Bundestag.