Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Families Fight to Have Gender Taken off Birth Certificates

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Families Fight to Have Gender Taken off Birth Certificates

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Families want gender off birth certificates

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REGINA - Three Saskatchewan families are continuing to battle for equality for their transgender and non-gender-identifying children.

Fran Forsberg went to the Human Rights Commission requesting that gender be taken off Saskatchewan birth certificates and other identification, but four years later she is still waiting for a decision.

So now she and two others have filed a statement of claims requesting the Court of Queen's Bench step in to address the issue.

The legal arguments being made before Justice Jennifer Pritchard are complex and cover issues of the procedures of the commission.

Forsberg says she is frustrated that the issues don't address what she says is the emotional torture many transgender children are living with every day. …

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