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Some transgender people bemoan the lack of options when it comes to filling in government forms (such as a census) where you state your gender. They say that 2 options are not enough and there should be an option for non-binary or transgender. I can understand this.

But since the vast majority of people fit comfortably into either male or female I don’t see this as a problem. Besides some of us who have no intent of doing anything to our bodies can still comfortably state male or female without compromising our right to express gender the way we feel comfortable. So much of gender expression is not tied to our sexual plumbing I don’t personally see this as a major issue.

Here is a story of a Canadian University student who wants to have the forms revised. See what you think.

You can find the story here.


Quinn Nelson, a transgender University of Calgary student, identifies as neither male nor female. Nelson says there should be a third gender option on the long-form census.

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