In what could be the first case in the world, a B.C. baby has been issued a health card with the letter “U” for a sex marker.
It comes as the baby’s parent fights to allow their child to develop their own gender identity.
Searyl’s parent Kori Doty is going to court against the Vital Statistics Agency for its refusal to issue a birth certificate for the child.
Since the baby was born outside the medical system, there was no ‘genital inspection.’
“We’re not actually asking to have anyone’s ID changed against their will. We’re just asking to change the structure of how identification, particularly the birth certificate, starts out,” Doty said.
Doty said the goal is for the child to discover their own gender identity — and so far the decision hasn’t been a problem, even when people ask if the baby is a boy or a girl.
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