The Pakistan Supreme Court has ordered the government to allow trans people the right to a distinct gender.
The court said that trans people, known as hijras, should be able to get national identity cards showing their gender as hijras.
Pakistani hijras, especially those from poor families, are often subject to oppression and harassment and are forced to earn a living through begging and prostitution.
They are often thrown out of their homes by fathers and brothers and face problems when their identity cards show female photos but male genders.
A third gender is a very progressive move. I've always thought the male/female gender binary was too constrictive, but I doubt we will see an opening up of our legal system for alternative genders any time soon. What do you think? Would a third (or more) legal gender(s) be a positive move for the United States?