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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Gender Omitted for First Time on Canadian Baby's Birth Certificate
Extreme-left ideology is making its way into government policy and practice in Canada at an astonishing pace.
Far-left governments in Ontario, Alberta, and now British Columbia as well as in Ottawa make for a breath-taking descent into extreme-left ideology.By Ray Downs
UPI -- Canada's health department did not identify a baby's gender on birth documents because the parent wants the baby to decide which gender to identify with.
The Gender Free I.D. Coalition said Searyl Atli Doty did not undergo a gender inspection at the time of their birth. The coalition's stated vision is "to remove all gender/sex designations from identity documents."
The group says Searyl is the first baby to officially skip the process of getting a government-designated gender at birth.
God have mercy on that poor child. What a horrible thing 'their' parent has done to it. What a crazy world when a baby is referred to in the plural and the parent in the singular!
"It is up to Searyl to decide how they identify, when they are old enough to develop their own gender identity," Kori Doty, the child's parent, said in the statement. "I am not going to foreclose their choices based on an arbitrary assignment of gender at birth based on an inspection of their genitals."
Arbitrary - based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system. Here is where common sense is completely deserted. An inspection of the genitals is a factual method of determining one's sex. To deny that one's sex is determined by their genitals is arbitrary. It is also idiotic, if not outright insane.
Whopping big law-suits coming
Furthermore, the state doesn't assign gender designation, the baby's own body does. Does the state have a right to assign a gender that runs opposite to the obvious physical attributes of a child? Do you see some whopping big law-suits down the road when a state assigns a gender designation to a child in defiance of the child's physical attributes, who then grows up to be a person who wants to be the gender he was actually born with but can't because he's had gender reassignment surgeries, hormones and psychological counseling to convince him that he is not what he is?
Doty, a non-binary transgender person who prefers the "they" pronoun, said the decision to let Searyl decide their own gender was based on Doty's own experience.
"When I was born, doctors looked at my genitals and made assumptions about who I would be, and those assignments followed me and followed my identification throughout my life," Doty told the CBC. "Those assumptions were incorrect, and I ended up having to do a lot of adjustments since then."
Doty added: "I'm raising Searyl in such a way that until they have the sense of self and command of vocabulary to tell me who they are, I'm recognizing 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 Gender Free I.D. Coalition said one way to help prevent problems regarding self-determining one's gender in the future is to remove gender identities from government identification from the beginning.
"Everybody's gendered identification starts with a birth certificate. The state ascribes a sex/gender marker at birth, and then 'certifies' that gender. But no one knows a baby's gender at birth since gender identity takes years to be known," the group says on its website, adding: "The only acceptable solution is to remove gender altogether, from all identity documents."
Good grief! And we Canadians think America has gone nuts! The Gender Free I.D. Coalition has the right to say what they believe, but for government officials to actually employ extreme-left ideology into policy and practice is outright insanity.