Records could ac­cept third gen­der marker

Toronto Star - - CANADA -

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.

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