P.E.I. moving toward non-binary gender option on birth certificates
Bill still needs to pass 3rd reading
Prince Edward Islanders who don't identify as male or female could soon have the option to choose a non-binary identifier when applying to change their birth registration.
A bill that would provide that option passed second reading in the legislature Thursday evening.
The amendments to the Vital Statistics Act would allow Islanders to request a birth certificate that does not include gender information.
Some other provinces, including Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador already have non-binary birth certificate options.
In December, P.E.I. added non-binary options to its driver's licences.
The birth certificate amendments still have to pass third reading before becoming law.