Gender, Passports, and Antoninia

Citizen membership in the Antonine Imperium is open to all interested persons who are 18 years of age or older. The requirement that prospective citizens provide gender identification in their citizenship applications has been discontinued as of November 3, 2764 AUC (2011 ce). Gender identity is of a personal nature and is of no particular interest or relevance to the Antonine State.

Antoninia, as a sovereign state, issues passports to its citizens who request such documents. Passport applications require sex or gender identification. The only choices are male or female, and they refer to the physical identity of the citizen. This requirement is being retained in order to make Antonine passports conform to current international law and practice. Antoninia is seriously intended as a real and legitimate sovereignty project and nation, and it will adhere to current international laws and practices when it is possible and practical to do so.

Applications for Antonine citizenship, and for passports, may be made directly to the Emperor, Quintus Poppaeus Sabinus, at antoninestate@aol.com . Citizenship is free, and passport application fees have been waived at the present time. Requirements for formal application forms have also been waived at the present time, and applications may be made directly via email.

Ownership of Antiquities

Concerning the Ownership of Antiquities

Official Policy Statement of the Antonine Imperium

Senatorial and Imperial Decree of April 19, 2765 AUC, 2012 ce

All living persons have the inherent and inalienable right to own and use objects and property, including antiquities. In recognition of this fact, the Antonine Imperium condemns without hesitation or reservation the attempts by certain organizations and governments to improperly regulate the markets in antiquities, and the attempts by these organizations to seize items of property that rightfully and lawfully belong to the persons who own them.

Antiquities can include, among other things, pottery, glassware, metal ware, tools, utensils, dishes, tiles, mosaics, objects of wood or fabric, coins, jewelry, gems, statues, sculptured reliefs, inscriptions, books, scrolls, paper items, paintings, frescoes, architectural elements, decorations, ornaments and ornamental items, religious or artistic objects of all types, and even entire buildings. These things can be owned by both individual persons and by various kinds of groups and organizations.

The Antonine Imperium does not recognize the claim of any government or organization to own cultural property merely because the property in question is of a certain age or originated in a certain geographic area, or is alleged to be of cultural importance to any particular group of people. The Antonine Imperium condemns as theft, cultural vandalism, and a denial of human rights any attempt by any government or organization to seize antiquities that properly belong to individual persons, or to restrict the ownership, use, or sale of antiquities by individual persons.

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