A ‘non-binary trans person’ parent has demanded that their baby be given a ‘gender unknown’ birth certificate.
Kori Doty, who dons a moustache and claims to be neither male or female gave birth to Searyl Atli last November but is dead set against giving it a specified gender.
Doty, from Canada, told CBC they are:
I’m raising Searyl in such a way that until the 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 retsrictions that come with the boy box and the girl box.
Unlucky for Doty, British Colombia only issues birth documents with a male or female designation.
Critics object to the introduction of gender-neutral birth certificates arguing that children could be subject to bullying and discrimination.
When I was born, doctor looked at my genitals and made assumptions about who I could be, and those assignments followed me and followed my identification throughout my life.
Those assumptions were incorrect, and I ended up having to do a lot of adjustments since then.
Time will tell.