19:06 / 23.07.2021.

Author: Branko Lozančić

Grlić Radman: the Croatian legal system does not recognize a neutral sex

Croatian ID cards

Croatian ID cards

Foto: Davor Puklavec / PIXSELL

Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman said in Zagreb on Friday that the Croatian legal system does not recognize a neutral sex and that the unified position of him and Interior Minister Davor Božinović is that it should not be on new ID cards.

“The Croatian legal system recognizes males and females, there is no neutral sex, rather males and females are entered as data. That is Croatian national legislation and the two of us ministers share the same position and I am very surprised that noise was created from nothing,” said Grlić Radman at a press conference after meeting with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg.

The minister said this when asked to comment on news published in the Večernji list newspaper on Friday saying that his ministry had asked the Ministry of the Interior to include an unspecified gender X on ID cards.

He pointed out that it was an internal correspondence of professional state administration services where opinions or interpretations of certain processes and regulations are given.

“But professional services do not make a decision on this, it is a political decision. My colleague Davor Božinović and I have had the same position for a long time,” said the minister.

Večernji list reported that the position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is that the new ID cards, that will be in force from August 2 have, in addition to the designation of female or male, also a designation of indeterminate sex.

Source: HRT

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