Men disqualified after trying to get around rules allowing transgender people to occupy candidacies designated for women

Mexico’s electoral tribunal has disqualified 15 male candidates who pretended to be transgender to get around gender parity rules in southern Oaxaca state.

The indigenous Zapotec community of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec has long recognized a third gender of transgender people known as muxes – who are born with male bodies, but identify as neither male or female.

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