Will the associations that demand the institutionalization of a neutral sex in France win this time? The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will rule on this inflammable issue in 2024. Legal experts specialising in identity issues are extremely cautious about the outcome of the case. In recent years, judges, whether of the Court of Cassation (2017 judgment) or the European Court of Human Rights (2023 judgment), have all reinforced the French state's vision of a binary distribution of the population according to gender.
The debate is intensifying. A few days ago, the European Commission issued an unfavourable opinion to the French Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), which had defended the retention of the titles "Monsieur" and "Madame" on SNCF forms. The case dates back to 2021 and the complaint, before the CNIL...
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