Monday, September 25, 2017

Newfoundland to allow gender-neutral birth certificates - THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Originally published: September 22, 2017

Newfoundland and Labrador has announced it will allow gender-neutral birth certificates, short-circuiting a court battle with a prominent St. John's activist.

The Liberal government said Thursday it will introduce legislation this fall allowing for a change of sex designation from female or male to non-binary.

Sex information will still be collected at birth, but people 12 and older will be able to choose an "X" on their birth certificate.