In doing so, the petitioner’s name was legally changed to “Patch.” No last name.
Patch also repudiates all pronouns. “Even gender-neutral pronouns don’t feel as if they fit me,” Patch said. “I feel no identity or closeness with any pronouns I’ve come across. What describes me is my name.” (Patch here does use “I,” “me,” and “my.”)
Patch is the first American to have the legal status of being “agender.” And the judge who made the ruling is the first to make being genderless an actual legal category. [Read more…]