Post by Rebecca Stokes. Whilst hell-raising used to be her middle name (admittedly, I have not made efforts to locate her birth certificate and confirm this as fact because I am not a journalist), Jenelle Evans has turned a new leaf....Show More Summary
Post by Lisa Fogarty. When you think of Christmas, what comes to mind? Slot machines? Laser lights? Kim Kardashian's boobs? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, you may want to check your birth certificate to make absolutely certain you weren't born into the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Show More Summary
I was sorting through some old papers looking for my birth certificate when I came across a history paper I wrote 22 years ago. I had saved it because I was—rightfully I believe—quite proud of it, and because in the course of writing it I had interviewed my father and his sister, my Aunt Floreine, about being children during the Great Depression. Show More Summary
A Lebanese baby recently became the country’s first ‘sect-less’ child, after his parents decided to leave the sect field blank on his birth certificate. In Lebanon, a person’s religious sect matters significantly in professional, political, and social matters. Show More Summary
Photo by Flickr User Jafi Israel The Israeli government will stop giving birth certificates to babies born to foreigners to prevent the usage of the documentations to claim the right to stay in the country, the Guardian reports. Babies...Show More Summary
Who’ll be the first to demand the birth certificate? President Obama has nominated Debo Adegbile, senior counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, to take over as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. The former head of that division, Thomas Perez, is now Secretary of the Department of Labor. Show More Summary
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau SECURITY RISK? Despite a birth certificate and passport, a technical glitch prevents Minnesota’s state exchange from verifying Barb Stonebraker’s citizenship and application.. VICTORIA, Minn. — Barb Stonebraker was born in Hennepin County and has a birth certificate and valid passport to prove it. Stonebraker is, undoubtedly, a U.S....
The country's decision comes not long after Germany's announcement that it will begin to offer a third gender option on birth certificates.
President Barack Obama’s “most persistent distraction” when he launched his re-election campaign in April 2011 was not the economy, the Tea Party movement, the GOP presidential primary field, the unpopularity of Obamacare, or even the soon-to-be-launched mission to take out Osama bin laden. Show More Summary
When New York City moved in 2006 to make it easier for transgender people to revise the gender on their birth certificates, the proposal was widely expected to pass. But the anti-discrimination measure failed, in part because of public opposition to removing the requirement that individuals have genital surgery before claiming a different gender. Show More Summary
Transgender controversies can lead to 'gender panic,' study finds When New York City moved in 2006 to make it easier for transgender people to revise the gender on their birth certificates, the proposal was widely expected to pass. But...Show More Summary
by Jia Tolentino From NPR: A German law takes effect today that establishes a third gender option for parents filling out birth certificates for newborn babies. They can choose "indeterminate" if the child shows both male and female characteristics. Show More Summary
Germany seems ahead of the game on this one, offering, besides male and female options, one called “indeterminate.” The parents will make that choice by leaving the boxes for male and female genders blank. is meant to avoid the need to label an intersex baby as male or female before the child is old enough […]
Germany is the first European country to have the option of choosing neither, leaving the gender spot on their newborn’s birth certificate blank if the baby’s sex can’t be determined. Read more on Newser…
Said the type of person who is the reason for the new law in Germany that allows parents to leave the "gender" line blank on birth certificates.
Germany has become the first European country to legally recognize a third gender at birth — a new law allows babies born with both male and female characteristics to have their gender left blank on birth certificates. This third option,...Show More Summary
Germany is the first European country to allow babies to be registered as “indeterminate sex.” The law will allow parents to leave the gender assignment portion on the birth certificates blank, thereby creating a third option for children born with characteristics of both sexes.Previously, parents had to hurry to make... More »
A German law takes effect today establishing a third gender option for parents filling out birth certificates for new-borns. They can now choose "intermediate" if the child shows both male and female characteristics. The law would postpone the choice until the child is old enough to decide.
Post by Jeanne Sager. When a baby is born, the first thing most of us ask is: boy or girl? But a new law could change all that! Parents who welcome a new baby into the world could have a third choice on the birth certificate: no gender at all. Basically, parents can now opt out of picking a sex for their kid. Show More Summary
The BBC: "Germany has become Europe's first country to allow babies with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female."