Canadian Baby May Be First to Be Registered Without a Gender

Canadian Baby May Be First to Be Registered Without a Gender

A Canadian baby, Searlyn Atli, may be the first baby to be identified as neither male or female on their health card. One of the baby’s parents is Kori Doty, a non-binary transgender person, and Doty is asking that their 8-month old child have its gender omitted from the birth certificate. Currently, the baby has a “U” for sex. The “U” could stand for unassigned, according to the BBC. Doty told the CBC they want to raise “Searyl in such a way that until they have the sense of self and command of vocabulary to tell me who they are.” Dotty continued. “I’m recognizing them as a baby and trying to give them all the love and support to be the most whole person that they can be outside of the restrictions that come with the boy box and the girl box.” Reflecting back on when Doty was a child, Doty said “When I was born, doctors looked at my genitals and made assumptions about who I would be, and those assignments followed me and followed my identification throughout my life. Those assumptions were incorrect, and I ended up having to do a lot of adjustments since then.” Doty said the authorities have not issued the child a birth certificate without a gender included, due to the gender dispute, so Doty has applied for a judicial review of the...
Annoy a Liberal — Honor Calvin Coolidge on Independence Day

Annoy a Liberal — Honor Calvin Coolidge on Independence Day

True or false, did an American president actually consider one of his greatest accomplishments “minding my own business?” Keep reading. . . One of my favorite July Fourth traditions is remembering the life of our thirtieth president. Calvin Coolidge owns the distinction of being the only chief executive born on this day (July 4, 1872, and serving from 1923-29). Ideally, I would offer a brief biographical sketch followed by a few hundred words of well-crafted praise. But that wouldn’t be fair. . . I’ll offer a little but I don’t want to cheat readers out of the joy of discovering Calvin Coolidge on their own. His legacy is that rich and rewarding. Dr. Steven Hayward, the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents from Wilson to Obama, grades the presidents primarily on their fidelity to the Constitution, as opposed to legislative advancements. He gives Silent Cal an A+ — the only president to win that honor! Most other historians would rather fawn over those leaders (Woodrow Wilson, FDR and, sorry, conservatives, Teddy Roosevelt) who grew the size and scope of the federal government. Coolidge, when he is mentioned at all, is remembered as a moral but ineffective leader who slept his presidency away. Coolidge was, indeed, a creature of routine. A country lawyer from Plymouth Notch, Vermont and later governor of Massachusetts, he exemplified, both in word and deed, those time-honored traits of self-reliance, hard work and living within your means. A man of simplicity and no pretense, he is among the last of those who recognized the limitations of presidential power, seeing the overreach of the federal...