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Transgender and non-binary footballers to choose between men's or women's in Germany

READ MORE: Trans boxer who was in and out of prison says "I feel like the man I am" when fighting"By regulating gaming law, we are creating further important prerequisites to enable players of different gender identities to play."Sabine Mammitzsch, the vice-president for women's and girls' football, added: "The state and regional associations, but also those responsible at the grassroots level, have been signaling for a long time that there are uncertainties, as in practice with trans*, inter* and non-binary players* that should be dealt with. "That is why they very much welcome the introduction of a national, overarching regulation on gaming law."German citizens have been able to register as 'diverse' in the civil status register since 2018, with more and more doing so in the years since.
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