A non-binary parent has won the right to have “U” written on their baby’s birth certificate


The child of a non-binary parent has been issued with a health card with their sex classified as “U” in a landmark decision.

A non-binary parent has won the right to have "U" written on their baby's birth certificate

Kori Doty, who identifies as a non-binary transgender person, is the parent of an eight-month-old baby and has successfully won the right to have the child’s birth certificate marked with “U” where the sex marker is registered. It is believed that the”U” marker is the first of its kind.

The child’s name is Searyl and was born eight months ago in Canada.

Doty is now using the “they, their and them” pronouns and said that they would recognise the child “as a baby” rather than a boy or a girl.

Speaking to CBC, Doty said,

“I’m raising Searyl in 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”.

Speaking to Global News, the family’s lawyer, barbara findlay, who chooses to spell her name without capital letters, said,

“The assignment of sex in this culture is done when a medical person lifts up the legs and looks at the baby’s genitals. But we know that the baby’s own gender identity will not develop for some years until after they’re born.”

 

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7 responses to “A non-binary parent has won the right to have “U” written on their baby’s birth certificate”

  1. We need to cut this crap out. The child is born with a biological sex. End of. Gender is something completely different. The Canadian authority shouldn’t have relented with this parent’s insistence, which I believe is tantamount to child abuse.

    Biological sex is a fact, unless of course the child was born intersex which is a 1 in 2000 chance (around 0.5 percent), in which case we should allow for the child to choose its sex and or gender when it is old enough to determine itself.

    If the parents want to bring up the child without gender or the expectations thereof then fine.

  2. I’m sorry but you can’t be born without a gender!!

    Nothing is born genderless!

    The world is just starting to go that little bit crazy!

  3. I still think this is not necessary the child should be able to later decide. Making it have no actual gender untill that point seems unnecessary

  4. Not sure I agree with that. Surely a child’s gender is based on their anatomy? If they want to change it later, at least allow them to make that choice?

    • No. That is the persons biological sex… based on their anatomy.

      Gender is as different to sex as it is to sexual orientation. It has nothing to do with anatomy.

    • The argument that genitals = gender is the actual equivalent of “we’ll we’ve always done it this way… ” in action. Real people with real experiences are out there, living their truth and telling their experiences. That’s all the proof you need that the old way of doing things isn’t up to snuff and, honestly, never was.

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