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Gendering the Genderless

Posted in Gender Issues, Legal with tags , , , , , on March 23, 2010 by Chase

Norrie May-Welby of New South Wales, Australia made headlines recently when zie became the world’s first legally genderless person. However, this victory was short lived. The NSW Attorney-General’s office has reversed their decision, rendering the official documentation issued to Norrie, with “non-specified” listed under gender, as fraudulent.

Norrie’s blog makes it clear that zie is ready to fight this. “I’m trying to give everyone a space to be themselves and live their life without being tied down by a label that’s unnecessary.” Read more

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