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P.E.I. moving toward non-binary gender option on birth certificates

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.

Bill still needs to pass 3rd reading

P.E.I.'s birth certificates could be in for some changes. (P.E.I. Vital Statistics)

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.

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