First Non-Binary Designation Ruling In Corvallis

“There is nothing new about folks living in the space between male and female. They have always been part of our families and communities. What is different is that we are finally recognizing the impact that archaic laws have on the lives of real people who deserve to be seen and recognized for who they are. Allowing this small administrative change is a step towards ending the harassment that puts non-binary folks at risk every day. Right now, every time someone who presents as non-binary has to show their ID, they put themselves at risk because their appearance does not match their gender designation. At the bank, the airport, when they use a credit card, if they get pulled over for speeding. Everyday interactions that I take for granted force them to disclose private information.”


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