Malta introduces ‘gender neutral’ passports

X’ will be an option, alongside ‘male’ and ‘female’ on passports and identity cards “in the coming weeks”, Maltese Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli said, Times of Malta reports.

The decision comes in wake of the Gender Identity Bill tabled in parliament and a consultation process that followed during which an internal discussion took place on how the current ‘male’ and ‘female’ binary possibilities could be addressed on identification documents.