Oregon recognizes legal non-binary status

I doubt too many non-binary gender identified people have missed this big news from Friday but just in case it’s worth my reblogging this, Thanks Jamie for being a trailblazer!

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On June 10th, there was one small victory for the LGBTQ+ community and allies:  A trans-person named Jamie Shupe filed a petition for a gender change in April, in Portland, Oregon, and they were finally in court in front of a judge on Friday.  Their attorney, Lake J. Perriguey, has stated, “Oregon law has allowed for people to petition a court for a gender change for years, but the law doesn’t specify that it has to be either male or female.  The law just says, ‘change.’ Historically, people have asked for a gender change from male to female and the other way around, but Jamie is the first to ask for the gender of ‘non-binary.'”

This is the first time this has had a successful outcome in the United States.  I’d be curious to know whether others have tried before, in other states?

According to the New York Times

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A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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