BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada (WCMH) — A transgender parent in Canada is fighting to keep gender specification off their baby’s birth certificate.
It’s part of a global effort to keep gender off of government documents altogether, according to CNN.
The parent, Kori Doty, identifies as non-binary transgender.
Doty wants to avoid assigning a gender to the child, who was born in November.
“I want to be able to give them the most open opportunity to develop as a whole human and I don’t want to be restricting them to what might come with a box as guessed by what their genitals look like. That just doesn’t seem appropriate to me,” Doty told CBC.
Doty said British Columbia is refusing to issue a gender-blank birth certificate for the child but the province did issue a health card for the child with the gender listed as “u” for “unassigned” or “undetermined.”