AM­BER GETS THE RED LIGHT AS NAME FOR A BOY

Calgary Herald - - WORLD -

French au­thor­i­ties have re­fused to let a cou­ple name their new­born boy Am­ber be­cause the child might suf­fer from un­clear sex­ual iden­tity.

When they went to reg­is­ter his Jan­uary birth, the reg­is­trar re­ported them to the prose­cu­tor in the town of Lori­ent, who de­cided that be­cause Am­bre — a rare name in France — was usu­ally as­so­ci­ated with girls, the risk of con­fu­sion over the boy’s sex might harm him.

The par­ents were sum­moned to a fam­ily court. The judge said she saw no grounds for forc­ing them to change the name but the prose­cu­tor ap­pealed, so the baby’s name will re­main in limbo at least un­til April.

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