Title

Adding Third-Sex Option On Birth Certificates is a Start

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

2-11-2018

Publication Title

The Seattle Times

Abstract

On Jan. 27, the state of Washington gave adults a third sex option on birth certificates — an “X” to indicate neither male nor female — without medical documentation. As gender scholars, we applaud this. It’s a big deal for the state to say that we don’t simply have males and females. Just adding one more category is a good start but doesn’t solve the problem of how we use these categories.

Disciplines

Gender and Sexuality

Language

English


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