. . . the elected representatives of the good people in British Columbia have apparently heard the plaintive cries of the oppressed and are set to consider removing gender classifications from birth certificates.The Human Rights Tribunal in British Columbia will consider completely eliminating gender designations from birth certificates in response to complaints from the Trans Alliance Society (TAS) and other transgender individuals, according to an article in the National Post.According to the complainants, we need to stop acting as if doctors can tell the sex of a baby just by looking at the baby’s genitals:Birth certificates [may] give false information about people and characterize them in a way that is actually wrong, that assumes to be right, and causes people . . . actual harm,” said transgender woman and TAS chair Morgane Oger.According to attorney barbara findlay (who insists we not use capital letters in her name) the antiquated and unfair practice of nosy government busybodies assigning gender on a government document when you’re only a baby is wrong because:1. Those are not the only two genders, and
2. A person’s “gender develops” over time.
This Findlay person (yeah, Barbara, I am capitalizing the first letters of your name) expects to be taken seriously as a grown-up human being.
How many will oblige her?