“They” are the folks trying to shatter the traditional gender division of humans into simple male and female into myriad forms of gender, and “they” won another significant victory this month in Oregon, where a judge granted a video game designer the legal right to be genderless.
Oregon Judge Amy Holmes Hehn had granted legal gender “non-binary” status to Portland resident Jamie Shupe in July 2016, but roughly two weeks ago, Hehn went further, granting “Patch,” a video game designer, the right to be referred to as “agender.”
Patch, 27, told NBC News contributor Mary O’Hara:
As a kid, probably starting around age 6, gender didn’t make sense to me. I was told “men were this, women were this.” As a teen I learned about transgender people, and that didn’t seem like what I was. And then I learned about genderqueer, and that didn’t seem like what I was . . . Even gender-neutral pronouns don’t feel as if they fit me. I feel no identity or closeness with any pronouns I’ve come across. What describes me is my name.
Hehn emailed NBC News, “I made these decisions, like all decisions, because they were supported by facts and law, and out of respect for the dignity of the people who came before me.”
There was celebration in some quarters; attorney Kyle Rapiñan said, “This is the first time that Sylvia Rivera Law Project has heard about this, and we applaud the court recognizing the person as they are. We hope that other government agencies will help people self-determine their gender identity, which also includes the option to identify without a gender.”
NBC News reported, “Jamie Shupe’s case last May, the first in which a U.S. person was granted a legal gender that’s neither male nor female, started a domino effect at Oregon’s Department of Motor Vehicles among other agencies — which have since been working toward a third-gender designation on identity documents.”
And hey, don’t worry that a genderless identity will be a problem for government-issued identity cards, such as driver’s licenses or passports; last December, California’s Sara Kelly Keenan received the first known U.S. birth certificate reading “intersex” after a judge granted her gender change from female to non-binary.
Of course, Facebook was ahead of the curve in rendering traditional values obsolete; it introduced unlimited genders in February 2015.
“Agender.” What’s next? Calling yourself “Ahuman?” Like an alien?
Whoops. Too late.
Source: Daily Wire