Gender-Neutral Campaigner Says "It's Not A Lifestlye Choice"

23 June 2018, 10:16

Tom Swarbrick pushes this gender-neutral campaigner on why society should accommodate a "tiny tiny tiny percentage of people."

Christie Elan-Cane has been campaigning for passports to have an "X" category, which could be used by those who consider themselves neither fully male nor female.

The campaigner lost a High Court challenge to introduce gender-neutral passports, but doesn't show any signs of giving up.

Speaking to Tom Swarbrick about why there needs to be a change, Christie said that "it just concerns your integrity, being forced to declare as something you're not."

LBC Presenter Tom Swarbrick
LBC Presenter Tom Swarbrick. Picture: LBC

When pushed by the LBC host on why society should change for such a minority of people, the campaigner said "it's still significant for the people who are affected by this issue. It's something that might be difficult for people who are not affected by the issue to comprehend but for me it's a matter of integirty.

I don't want to be assigned to a gender, forced to identify as something that I'm not. It's a matter of personal autonomy, personal dignity, it's not a lifestyle choice".

You can watch the interview at the top of the page.

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