d) The Government’s Draft Act to Amend Civil Status Law (Civil Status Law Amending Act, Personenstandsrechts-Änderungsgesetz – PStRÄndG) of 25 May 2012 did not follow the recommendations of the German Ethics Council (Bundesrat document, Bundesratsdrucksache – BRDrucks 304/12; BTDrucks 17/10489, pp. 5 et seq.). In a statement of 6 July 2012, the Bundesrat called on the Federal Government to review the recommendations of the German Ethics Council on intersexuality, which the Bundesrat endorsed, in the context of the draft law (BTDrucks 17/10489, p. 56). In its reply, the Federal Government confirmed that it took the problems of those concerned and the opinion of the Ethics Council very seriously. However, according to the Federal Government, in this very advanced stage of the legislative procedure, the complex problems, particularly when taking into account medical aspects, cannot be solved in the short term. Comprehensive consultations with persons concerned and experts would have to be held before new provisions could be enacted, the Federal Government argued. In this respect, it would also be necessary to review which amendments to other laws would be required (BTDrucks 17/10489, p. 72; Bundestag Minutes of Plenary Proceedings, BT-Plenarprotokoll 17/219, p. 27222). The Bundestag Committee on Internal Affairs recommended adopting the current § 22(3) PStG (BTDrucks 17/12192, pp. 3, 11). In the second and third deliberations, the Committee’s proposal was adopted unanimously (cf. Bundestag Minutes of Plenary Proceedings 17/219, pp. 27217 et seq.). For the time being, further provisions should be subject to further discussions in the expert committees (cf. Bundestag Minutes of Plenary Proceedings 17/219, p. 27222).