Slick Willie – No Gender Birth Certificates
The nickname: Slick Willie.
You don’t have to believe in this caricature. You don’t have to embrace the talk show wisecracks or chortle as you surf the kazillion Web sites set up to demean William Jefferson Clinton, with their snide Pinocchio -nosed drawings and jokes about his sex life. But to understand how a twice-elected president, handsome and popular and backed by a strong economy, could unravel like kite string, it’s helpful to revisit the saga of Slick Willie.
Slick Willie On Clinton Foundation Scandals: ‘I Just Work Here’
Ha ha ha ha ha! “I just work here.” Oh, that Bill. What a cut-up.
I also liked this bit: “There’s one set of rules for politics in America, and another set for real life. And you just have to learn to deal with it.”
Clinton is such a masterful liar that he can take an undeniable truth like this and twist it into a falsehood. Yes, there are two sets of rules. In real life, anybody who behaved like the Clintons would spend some time in jail. In real life, their reputations would be ruined. In real life, they would be forced to get real jobs. Lots of bad things would happen to the Clintons in real life, and deservedly so
Californians Will Soon Have Nonbinary as a Gender Option on Birth Certificates
Californians who don’t identify themselves as male or female will soon be able to get a gender-neutral birth certificate.
Until now, people who wanted to obtain a nonbinary gender designation had to get a physician’s affidavit stating that they had undergone treatment for the purpose of gender transition. That’s what A. T. Furuya, a 35-year-old advocate for transgender youth at the San Diego LGBT Community Center, had to do to become one of the first people in the country to obtain a legally designated gender that is neither male nor female.
The court papers resolving that ordeal in February prompted tears. “I was shocked,” A. T. said. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, this just happened.’”
Does gender no longer work on birth certificates?
SASKATOON – Renn Forsberg’s family says that, in her heart and in her brain, their six-year-old is a girl. They want her birth certificate to reflect that.
Better yet, they argue, the sex box now marked with an ‘M’ should be removed from the document altogether.
The Saskatchewan family has filed one of several human rights complaints across the country that are prompting some provinces to rethink their rules about changing sex on birth certificates.
Renn’s mother, Fran Forsberg, says governments need to keep up with changing times. Birth certificates once listed a baby’s race and a father’s occupation, she says, and a sex designation is just as archaic.