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.”

 

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