Kori Doty (Canada)

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Kori Doty, “a non-binary transgender person who identifies as neither male nor female,” gave birth in November at a friend’s home in B.C., Canada.  Doty alleges “a visual inspection at birth is unable to determine what gender that person will have or identify with later in life,” and wishes to keep the baby’s sex off all official records.

According to Doty, “I’m raising Searyl in such a way that until they have the sense of self and command of vocabulary to tell me who they are, I’m recognizing them as a baby and trying to give them all the love and support to be the most whole person that they can be outside of the restrictions that come with the boy box and the girl box.”

“Doty says the province is refusing to issue Searyl a birth certificate with no gender on it, although last month the province did acquiesce and send out the child’s health card with a “U” for gender, presumably for “undetermined” or “unassigned,” so they could access medical services.”  Doty is seeking a judicial review of the case.

Parent fights to omit gender on B.C. child’s birth certificate — cbc.ca

Canadian baby ‘first without gender designation’ on health card — BBC

 

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