Transgender parent fighting to omit gender from child’s birth certificate

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada (WCMH) — A transgender parent in Canada is fighting to keep gender specification off their baby’s birth certificate.

It’s part of a global effort to keep gender off of government documents altogether, according to CNN.

The parent – Kori Doty identifies as non-binary transgender.

Doty wants to avoid assigning a gender to the child, who was born in November.

“I want to be able to give them the most open opportunity to develop as a whole human and I don’t want to be restricting them to what might come with a box as guessed by what their genitals look like. That just doesn’t seem appropriate to me,” Doty tells CBC.

Doty says of British Columbia is refusing to issue a gender-blank birth certificate for the child, but the province did issue a health card for the child with the gender listed as “u” for “unassigned” or “undetermined.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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