Kenya takes step toward recognizing intersex people in landmark ruling

December 5, 2014 3:42 PM

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NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Kenyan court has ordered the government to issue a birth certificate to a five-year-old child born with ambiguous genitalia, in a landmark ruling that the child's lawyer said was a first step toward recognizing intersex people.

Hospital staff put a question mark next to the box designating gender on a form to record the 2009 birth of the baby whose sex organs were not clearly female or male.

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