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Oregon Court Allows People to Change Sex From “Male”/”Female” To “Non-binary”

Oregon Court Allows People to Change Sex From “Male”/”Female” To “Non-binary”

Yes, really.

Remember when the State Department decided it would be good to remove “father” and “mother” designations from passport applications and to replace them with “Parent 1” and “Parent 2”?  Don’t look now, but in Oregon (where a 15 year-old can get a taxpayer-funded sex change operation), the government will allow you to call yourself  “non-binary” if you are transgender.

From the Law Works LLC website:

On June 10, 2016, a Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge for the State of Oregon granted Jamie Shupe’s petition to change the legal sex/gender marker from Female to Nonbinary.  Lake Perriguey, of Law Works LLC,  represented Jamie in what is understood to be the first order from a United States state court to recognize “non-binary” as a legal gender/sex identifier as part of a legal sex change procedure.

Oregon law does not specifically limit gender choices to Male or Female.  Instead, the law allows a judge to order a legal change of sex and enter a judgment indicating the change of sex of a person if the court determines that the individual has undergone surgical, hormonal or other treatment appropriate for that individual for the purpose of gender transition and that sexual reassignment has been completed.  See Oregon Revised Statute 33.460.

The Oregonian has more:

An Oregon judge ruled Friday that a transgender person can legally change their sex to “non-binary” rather than male or female in what legal experts believe is a first in the United States.
Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Amy Holmes Hehn legally changed 52-year-old Jamie Shupe’s sex from “female” to non-binary.

Nancy Haque, a co-executive director for Basic Rights Oregon, called the ruling a “momentous day for genderqueer Oregonians.”

“It’s really exciting for the courts to actually recognize what we know to be true: gender is a spectrum,” Haque said. “Some people don’t identify as male or female.”

Shupe never “felt right” about being labeled a male or a female.

Shupe, an Army veteran who retired in 2000 a sergeant first class, began transitioning in 2013 while living in Pittsburg. Shupe knew then that neither male nor female fit. Shupe chose “Jamie” as a new first name primarily because it is a gender-neutral name. Shupe prefers to be called “Jamie,” rather than by a pronoun.

“I was assigned male at birth due to biology,” Shupe said. “I’m stuck with that for life. My gender identity is definitely feminine. My gender identity has never been male, but I feel like I have to own up to my male biology. Being non-binary allows me to do that. I’m a mixture of both. I consider myself as a third sex.”

But female or male were the only legal options Shupe saw then. Shupe chose female, but female never felt right. In April, Shupe and lawyer Lake Perriguey filed a petition with the Oregon court to legally change Shupe’s sex.

While reveling in this victory, Basic Rights Oregon is working to allow for other gender categories on drivers’ licenses and the like.

The Oregonian continues:

But, Haque said, there is still work to be done. Basic Rights Oregon is working with “public and private systems” across the state to offer people designations beyond male or female. Oregonians cannot list “non-binary” on a driver’s license or state-issued identification card, for instance. Others have been denied medical services, Haque said, because their gender identities don’t conform to existing norms.

“It’s a huge barrier to being able to live your life, to having a driver license, to employment, to having records about your life, transcripts, all of those things,” Haque said. “In all the ways our lives are gendered in ways they frankly don’t have to be, it can be a barrier for people whose identities aren’t easily put in a box.”

Haque said her organization increasingly hears from non-binary people.


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…and if for any reason you have a problem with this, you are a bigot steeped in intolerance.

I suppose the old joke about “there are only 10 types of people” is now offensive?

Modern day Tower of Babel.

healthguyfsu | June 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Great. So can we build those separate, non-binary locker rooms now since they can’t even get out of bed and commit to their biological sex?

healthguyfsu | June 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Can we also build non-binary separate hospitals so these people can be treated by Dr. Wackos that will treat them according to whatever nonsense they spew for that day?

Gender is binary!…. That is all folks.

Is it safe to assume that non-binaries will not reproduce?

    Reproductive prostitutes. Both male and female transgender/homosexuals are beneficiaries of the female chauvinists’ dysfunctional revolution.

I’ll take a listing as binary, if I get to list my real and only race — “human.”

My understanding of computer programming is that if you are not a 1 or a 0 you are a NULL character.

I am trying to parent against this madness and so I asked my 4 year old daughter the following:

“What if our dog wanted to be called a cat, because he felt like a cat and it would deeply hurt his feelings if we didn’t refer to him as a cat?”

“But he’s not a cat, he’s a dog. Dogs are not cats.” She said.

“I know honey, but he REALLY wants to be called and treated like a cat. He’s going to cry and mope if we don’t do that for him.”

“Albert (our dog) is not a cat, he’s a dog.” she yelled.

Snap! My 4 year old daughter is smarter than 47% of the rest of the country.

buckeyeminuteman | June 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Let me break this down. Would you have to mate with a boy or a girl in order to create life/a clump of cells? You are the other one. This isn’t hard stuff.

I suppose if the gods in the twilight zone and their liberal judges can define a human as a commodity (to be aborted or planned/cannibalized), they can also redefine human sex as fluid or negotiable, then normalize individuals that exhibit symptoms of the transgender spectrum disorder.

However, Mother Nature established that human sex is incontrovertibly binary, male or female. While gender is a behavioral bias with a normal distribution centered on masculine correlated with the male sex, and feminine correlated with the female sex, each exhibiting a small individual variance.

And the left claims the right rejects science.

    buckeyeminuteman in reply to DaMav. | June 14, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Only hateful bigots would deny science…

    lc in reply to DaMav. | June 14, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Right. This is dangerous stuff here. When facts are no longer facts. Kind of like common core math- it’s whatever you FEEL is right. Moral relativity, political correctness and those who push them are killing our country. Orwell was prescient- “war is peace” “islam is peaceful”….
    There needs to be major backlash to this ongoing onslaught!