Canadian baby registered ‘gender unspecified’ in possible world first

Baby Expressions

The Telegraph 3 July 2017
Family First Comment: Confusion reigns!
“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 recognising 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.”
Apparently a smack on the bottom to correct behaviour is child abuse, but this isn’t!?

An eight-month-old Canadian baby has been issued a health card that does not specify the child’s sex, in what could be a world first.

It has been done at the request of parent Kori Doty, a non-binary transgender parent who identifies as neither male nor female.

The baby, named Searyl Atli, has been issued with a British Columbia health card with a “U” in the space where a child’s sex is normally specified.  It is believed “U” could stand for unspecified or undetermined.

Kori Doty also wants to omit the baby’s sex from all other official records including the birth certificate.

“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 recognising 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 told CBC news.

It is believed British Columbia is the first public authority to issue a non gender-specific card in this way.  At least two other Canadian provinces – Ontario and Alberta, are now also considering offering the option of documents with a third non-binary category.

Canada, along with Pakistan, Nepal and Australia, is also working on designing passports a new gender designation.
READ MORE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/03/canadian-baby-registered-gender-unspecified-possible-world-first/

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