(CNN) — Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez announced a new National Identity Document (DNI) for nonbinary people on Wednesday.
The DNI’s goal is to guarantee the right to gender identity fo people who don’t recognize themselves as either female or male, he said.
“There are other identities besides man and woman that must be respected,” Fernandez said during a news conference from the Casa Rosada Museum in Buenos Aires.
The new document establishes the terminology “x” in the field of gender in amended DNI and passports.
People pose forming an ‘X’ at Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 21 in this handout photo.
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Fernandez said there are a thousand ways of loving and being loved and being happy.
“What does it matter to the State to know the sexual orientation of its citizens?” he asked, although…