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Canadian Baby is World’s First Child to Have Gender Marked as ‘Unknown’

Searyl Atli, an 8-month old Canadian child who is biologically female, is the first child in the world to have his or her gender marked as “unknown” on official documents.

The baby, born in the Canadian province of British Columbia, will have a “U” (for “undetermined” or “unassigned”) in place of an “M” or an “F” on their social services card, according to the Canadian state news service.

Searyl’s birth certificate, though, still identifies them as female.

If the thought of a gender-neutral baby seems strange, well, in this case, the non-binary apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: Searyl’s “parent” (not mother, nor father),  Kori Doty, also refuses to be defined by any single gender, and does not identify as either male or female.

 

 

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