Records could accept third gender marker
Alberta is proposing legislation that would allow people who don’t identify as either male or female to put an X on government documents.
Service Alberta Minister Stephanie McLean introduced a bill in the legislature Tuesday to make dozens of changes to birth, death and marriage records and other documents.
The proposed legislation would allow people who don’t identify as male or female to use a gender marker, such as an X, on vital records. It would also remove a requirement that a person show proof of sex-reassignment surgery before changing gender designation on vital records.