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Oregon Court Ruling Is Another Win For Nonbinary People

Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Amy Holmes Hehn had ruled in 2016 that a resident of Oregon could change their legal gender to nonbinary. It was the first legal ruling affirming the choice of nonbinary as a gender in the United States.

"[The 2016] ruling was a big deal. This ruling is even bigger because now it says all circuit court judges in Oregon are required to grant this as a matter of law," said Carl Charles, staff attorney at Lambda Legal, a civil rights organization focused on LGBTQ equality.


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