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Brit Declared Genderless After Sex-Change Snafu

Norrie May-Welby was born a man, switched, and now...
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2010 10:33 AM CDT
Brit Declared Genderless After Sex-Change Snafu
A British citizen living in Australia has been declared officially genderless.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A British, uh, person who lives in Australia and was born a man had a sex change operation, then became dissatisfied with his/her new gender, finally decided to go "neuter," and is now perhaps the first person to be declared officially genderless. Now 48-year-old Norrie May-Welby's birth certificate was amended by Australian authorities after doctors said they could not determine which side of the Mars-Venus divide the person fell on.

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“The concepts of man or woman don’t fit me,” May-Welby tells the Telegraph. “The simplest solution is not to have any sex identification.” A UK group applauds the development. “Many people like the idea of being genderless.” The former man/woman had his/her first operation at 28. (Read more Norrie May-Welby stories.)

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