Monday, March 15, 2010

Scotland Grants "Sex Not Specified" on Certificate

This fantastic article details the first "Sex Not Specified" to be government-issued in Scotland.

Norrie's doctors submitted that zie was not male or female, and Centrelink cooperated with their request to issue a genderless certificate. The process was not smooth for government workers who had to figure out just how to enter a genderless person in their system.

This article details a fantastic example of creativity over adherence to gendered systems. Next time someone says that gender-variance is "too confusing and annoying to accomodate" I'm going to show them this.

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