‘Non Binary Trans’ Parent Fighting to Register Newborn Baby as ‘Gender Unknown’

A Canadian parent who does not identify as male or female is fighting for the right to not give their baby a gender, claiming a biological examination is “restrictive” and cannot uncover the child’s true identity.

Kori Doty, who uses the pronoun “they”, says they want their eight-month-old baby, named Searyl Atli, to be able to choose its own gender when it is old enough. Doty told CBC a medical examination at birth cannot determine a child’s true gender, because a baby might be intersex or grow up to identify with a gender that is different to their biological sex.