Source – An eight-month old Canadian baby has been issued a health card without a gender marker, in what could be the first case in the world.
Parent Kori Doty – a non-binary transgender person who identifies as neither male nor female – aims to allow the child to discover their own gender.
The health card has been issued with a “U” in the space for “sex”, which could be for “undetermined” or “unassigned”.
Kori Doty is fighting to omit the gender from the birth certificate.
The parent gave birth to Searyl Atli in November at a friend’s home in British Columbia. Kori Doty, who prefers to use the pronoun they, argues that a visual inspection at birth is unable to determine what gender that person will have or identify with later in life.
They want to keep Searyl’s sex off all official records.
“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,” the parent was quoted by CBC as saying.
Searyl???? You had at least 9 months to think of a name, and you settled on Searyl? If that’s not child abuse, then I don’t know what is. Maybe Searyl has a normal middle name like “Curtis” or “Mike, ” and that’s what it will go by, saving the kid from years of abuse and having to repeat the name because people need to make sure they heard it right the first time.
A genderless birth certificate means less to me than naming your kid Searyl because the child will have a lot more explaining to do about why the mother saddled the kid with the name Searyl.
I’ve always marveled that you need all kinds of certification for things like driving a car or own a gun, but you need jack shit to be a parent. I would put some serious restrictions on this parent if I could. No organic food. You have to wash its hair, and there’s none of that “Modern Medicine” shit because anyone that names their kid Searyl will try and use feathers and vinegar to cure a cold. Guaranteed.
And wouldn’t it be easier to just to give the kid a head start by giving him a determined sex and opening the door later to deciding what it wants to be? It’s sort of like growing up without an address. Then again when you name your kid Searyl you’re probably not worried about head starts.
Good luck kid. You’ll need it.