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Reliable information about this case is hard to find because there is a publication ban on the family identity and on discussion of the child's gender change. However here is a reliable report which I am fairly certain is the same case. Even reading the parts available without paying: A B.C. father who has been a vocal critic of his transgender child’s ...


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Yes. Once you dig through the censorship issues and publication bans, the actual court order says this: It is declared under the Family Law Act that: (a) AB is exclusively entitled to consent to medical treatment for gender dysphoria and to take any necessary legal proceedings in relation to such medical treatment; (b) Pursuant to para. 201(2)(b), AB is ...


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Yes, from the OED blog: The Oxford English Dictionary traces singular they back to 1375, where it appears in the medieval romance William and the Werewolf. Except for the old-style language of that poem, its use of singular they to refer to an unnamed person seems very modern. Here’s the Middle English version: ‘Hastely hiȝed eche . . . þei neyȝþed so ...


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Until the IRS rule requiring SS to claim dependents, the usual time to get a SS # was when you applied to your first job. A person who never applied for a job might not ever have applied. In the early '80s I filed jointly with a wife who had her own SS#. In correspondence with the IRS the pair of us were referred to collectively as my SS, our name was ...


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Is the Male Performance Advantage Removed by Testosterone Suppression? According to a "non" peer reviewed study by Hilton & Lundberg "Transgender Women in The Female Category of Sport: Is the Male Performance Advantage Removed by Testosterone Suppression?" from 2020, transgender women still have greater muscular strength and the ...


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I see a lot of claims here, but chiefly: A 1990s "British skeptics movement" was directed against "postmodernism" Such skeptics are especially "no-nonsense" people (humorless?) Such skeptics are opposed to "individualism" "TERFs" are attempting to gatekeep Britishness To an American all of this seems ...


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I'm afraid I can't give you a peer-reviewed answer. However, the use of the singular "they" by Shakespeare is well documented. NYUlocal's discussion of the Swedish "hen", also claims the singular "they" was used in The Canterbury Tales, Hamlet, Mansfield Park, and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. More to the point, in &...


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The question could be answered by comparison of the King James Bible (1611 version) with the Wycliffe Bible (1382) but would require some considerable research. Here are two examples I found myself, which indicate that 'they/their/them' was not used singularly prior to the 16th century: 2 Kings 14:12 1611 every man to their tents 1382 ech man in to his ...


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