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May 26, 2019

X is now a gender and not a generation

Filed under: Technical & Legal — admin @ 10:55 am

The NNA wrote in their blog (and I think this is bad advice by the way) that you should not fill in the he/she/they in California if the gender on the ID says “x”. However, the whole point of the he/she/they is to deter fraud, so by not filling it in, you are inviting fraud (but, without the RSVP card). You no longer know if the person is singular or plural, x-etera. And then asking people to sign next to the “x” presents some other sensitivity issues now doesn’t it. On the other hand, what might make sense is to put in handwriting at the bottom of the acknowledgment that this is a notarization for a single person of gender neutral (or unknown gender) association. That way you have documented the gender and quantity of people. Or, the state could come up with a form that says he/she/x/they which in today’s times makes a lot more “xense.”

When I was growing up there was generation x. Now there is gender-ation x. Boy have things changed. I never thought I would live to see this day. And I have no say in the matter. By the way, I self-identify as being a South African Bushman — is there a spot on the form for that?

It would not surprise me if some millennial came up to one of these transgender people and said, “I self-identify as being a Notary Public.” Do you have a commission? What’s that?

We can change our appearance, but can we change our chromosomes?

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  1. Boy have things changed
    You should be ashamed of yourself for using profanity as the first word of the above quote.

    Comment by Kenneth Edelstein — May 26, 2019 @ 11:51 am

  2. I would WRITE OVER the he/she/they/their with:
    A double end Sharpie is best – the narrow end is perfect for this task

    Comment by Kenneth Edelstein — May 27, 2019 @ 1:32 am

  3. If it’s a male,it’s he, If it’s a female, it’s she! “That’s all there is and there ain’t no more”, to quote a favorite line of mine!

    Comment by Ken Henrich — July 7, 2019 @ 5:08 pm

  4. I just keep it simple. Only 2 sexes will ever exist, male and female…… there are no others. Which ever of the 2 you were born as is what you are……Period.

    Comment by RFB — July 7, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

  5. In a thousand years, when one’s bones are excavated and tested, the results will come back male or female, and nothing else!

    Comment by Candice — July 7, 2019 @ 9:30 pm

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