Ontario issues the first “non-binary” gender-neutral birth certificate

By Jonathon Van Maren

Way back in the day, a few short years ago, being “trans” meant that you felt you were born into the wrong body and wanted to be recognized as the opposite gender. Two pronouns were all that were needed, and the now apparently totalitarian reign of heteronormative binarism was just fine. But since then, we’ve discovered dozens of new genders, and apparently even people who are neither. In order to accommodate these new discoveries (which humans remained unaware of for thousands upon thousands of years prior to our enlightened times), we’ve invented a bunch of new pronouns, too. They sound like gibberish, but get used to them—they’ll soon be mandatory. And now this victory, reported on by Canada’s state broadcaster:

An Ontario-born filmmaker has been issued what they say is the province’s first non-binary birth certificate after a year-long legal battle with the government, and says receiving the document marks a victory for the non-binary and transgender community.

Joshua M. Ferguson, who identifies as neither a man nor a woman and uses the gender-neutral pronoun “they,” returned home from a trip abroad to find the birth certificate in the mail last week.

“I’m feeling good to finally have my birth certificate that correctly displays who I am,” the 35-year-old said over the phone from their home in Vancouver. 

It appears that Josh has no idea who he is, actually—and is forcing society to journey alongside him in his confusion. It is apparently working, since Ontario has recommissioned a birth certificate for him and CBC reporters are dutifully confusing readers by using the pronoun “their” to refer to a single person. More:

“This moment not only reaffirms who we are, and our protection under the law in Ontario and in Canada, but it’s a relief because we are counted. That’s quite an incredible feeling, because it makes it clear that we exist.” CBC News first reported on Ferguson last May.

Ferguson, who was born in Brantford, Ont., applied to a Toronto branch of Service Ontario to change the sex designation on their birth registration to non-binary in May of 2017. When the case was  delayed, Ferguson filed a human rights complaint, which eventually prompted a policy change. 

People can now choose between “M” for male, “F” for female and “X” for non-binary. They can also opt not to display a sex designation on the birth certificate at all. 

Gender-neutral birth certificates are currently also available in Newfoundland and Labrador and in the Northwest Territories, and Ferguson hopes more provinces will follow suit.

“Ontario’s new policy will save lives in the trans community. A birth certificate is the most vital form of ID for personhood. Being officially counted and recognized is empowering,” Ferguson said in a release Monday. 

This nonsense is the way the LGBTQetc community blackmails progressive politicians: By insisting that everything is a matter of life or death. Josh, who has decided to defy biology and assert that he has no gender whatsoever, says that getting an ID that plays along with this delusion is so empowering it can save lives. What this implies, of course, is that not playing along with these delusions can threaten lives.

See what they did there?


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