In what could be the first such case in the world, Canadian officials have issued a baby named Searyl Alti a health card without a gender marker.
The child, Searyl Alti, was born to Kori Doty, a non-binary transgender person who identifies as neither male nor female in Canada in November. The baby’s birth certificate has the sex listed as “U,” meant to stand for Unidentified or Unassigned.
The reason is that the child’s guardian feels like a doctor shouldn’t have the right to assign a child’s gender identity at birth, and instead, that should be something the child determines as they grow older.
A human rights lawyer working with Doty told Buzzfeed that ideally, the government would take gender off the documents entirely, stating, “A baby’s gender identity develops over time, not when a doctor examines its genitals right after birth.”
Doty gave birth to Searyl at a friend's house, bypassing the genital medical inspection that doctors use to assign a child's sex. findlay contends that inspecting the baby at birth does not accurately reflect or determine what sex or gender that newborn will choose to identify with as they mature.
Doty's Lawyer who is a member of the "Gender-free ID Coalition" is still fighting VSA's (Vital Statistics Agency) refusal to give a birth certificate for the baby.
So, What do you guys think?