documents while Ontario offers gender neutral health cards and drivers licences

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documents, while Ontario offers gender-neutral health cards and driver's licences, and plans to extend this to birth certificates next year.” I am shocked to hear how progressive parts of Canada have become surrounding the political discussion of binary standards. I had known of European nations making strides in this direction such as Germany and Netherlands, but to know that Canada is making such positive progress is surprising to me! As someone who considers themselves current in Queer Politics, never once had I heard of this political progress so close to home. I hope to see the United States follow in our neighbors footsteps by researching these precedents of “x” gender markers, gender neutral licenses, and the expansion of birth certificates as well. Hopefully we as a nation can learn a thing or to from our neighbors up north! Student two a) Article name: This B.C. baby’s ID says ‘U’ under gender. Here’s why that’s good, experts say By Linda Givetash The Canadian Press b) Authors point of view: "Historically, the government used information about gender to distinguish who — specifically
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men — could own property or vote, findlay said. Since those barriers no longer exist, she said it’s unnecessary to continue displaying gender on ID document". c) My response: I definitely agree with the author that a baby's gender should not appear on the birth certificate. I had no idea that gender identification had anything to do with property ownership, a pretty outdated concept. This seems pretty discriminatory to me. My reasoning is also that you don't know what sex the child will identify him/her self with and leaving it open puts the decision with the child, which it should be. Many people
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