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Oregon Man First Legal ‘Gender Binary’
churchmilitant.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier

Posted on 06/22/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT by Morgana

PORTLAND, Ore. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A circuit court judge has ruled an Oregon man can legally identify as "gender binary."

Following a decision passed down by the Multnomah County judge, 52-year-old Jamie Shupe has become the first individual in the country to attain the legal classification of being neither male nor female. "I have my life back," Shupe stated after the court ruling last week. "I'm not a male. I'm not a female."

The decision is being lauded by gay activist organizations, who argue "classic gender markers don't fit everybody," and the court decision will serve to help people "exist without labels that don't accurately describe them."

Shupe, who refers to himself by the pronoun "they," called the ruling the "greatest victory of [his] life."

"People were literally in tears," Shupe said of the court ruling. "There are so many people like me who felt like society doesn't understand them and I just gave them a legal identity."

"[The ruling] is accurately defining who I am," he continued. "I've never had a male identity and it was not appropriate to class me as a female either. ... The judge made me whole when they did this."

A former sergeant with the U.S. Army, Shupe initially claimed he was transgendered, and began pretending to be a woman, despite being married and rearing a daughter. "I figured I was a transgender woman. My thinking was, well, I'm not a male," he maintains.

Shupe reveals his wife allowed him "to have a boyfriend and explore [his] sexuality" while immersing himself in the LGBT community.

However, after a brief period identifying as female and dating men, Shupe came to the conclusion "no amount of hormones" would make him a female.

"Now, I'm suddenly telling my spouse I'm the same thing she is?" he remarked. "It didn't make sense to me. I didn't have the intricate knowledge like I do now that I could be other things."

Shupe then sought out a third option, eventually hiring on a Portland lawyer to argue his case for legal recognition as "gender binary."

The decision came June 10, with circuit court judge Amy Holmes Hehn writing, "The sex of Jamie Shupe is hereby changed from female to non-binary."

Although Shupe has described the court ruling as having made him "whole," he quickly announced his new crusade to attain an Oregon driver's license acknowledging his "non-binary" status. "I want to be issued a state identification," he declared. "That will validate the judge's court ruling and further validate my identity for me. It is very important to me and they are receptive to doing that for me."

The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) admits it was "blindsided" by the request, but maintains it will work to accommodate Shupe. "At this point, we can't fulfill (the) request," a DMV spokesperson said. "But we are studying it to figure out what computer system changes and statutory changes might need to be made."

"Gender binary" is one of dozens of gender identities recognized by multiple local governments, with New York City recently releasing a list of 31 protected genders, including "drag-king," "gender bender," "two-spirit," "non-binary transgender," "third sex" and "gender fluid."


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: 2016election; binary; election2016; genderiddisorder; homosexualagenda; newyork; nonbinary; oregon; trump
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1 posted on 06/22/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

He is now an “I don’t know”.

The insanity continues.


2 posted on 06/22/2016 10:04:02 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Fear is the mind killer.)
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To: Morgana

Does it have a dick? Well, there’s your answer!


3 posted on 06/22/2016 10:04:23 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Morgana

Hell, I’m gender binary. Pop was gender binary. Grand pop was gender binary and back in Italy great grandpop was gender binary. I come from a proud line of gender binary.

Like this is news. /s


4 posted on 06/22/2016 10:04:41 AM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: headstamp 2

Pat!


5 posted on 06/22/2016 10:04:47 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Fear is the mind killer.)
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To: Morgana

He looks like Christopher Hitchens with man boobs.
6 posted on 06/22/2016 10:05:58 AM PDT by struggle (The)
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To: Morgana

I thought that was Eddie Izzard?


7 posted on 06/22/2016 10:06:11 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Never Killary!)
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To: Morgana

I assume he isn’t a Ken doll, right? Does he have genitalia? Does he have both? If he has both, that’s not a neither. It’s called hermaphrodite.


8 posted on 06/22/2016 10:07:28 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Morgana

I saw a photo of this guy two weeks ago. He looks like a broadshouldered, middledaged man with breasts, and he wore a granny dress.
I don’t know what to say, except that I’m thankful never to have had this sort of inner conflict. I do not know why it suddenly seems to be in evidence everywhere today.
The only thing I may have trouble with is using the PC gender names, like “they” or “Zee”. That seems so pretentious and artificial to me.


9 posted on 06/22/2016 10:08:53 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Morgana

“I have my life back,” Shupe stated”

I’m afraid this person is very, very lost and not even close to having the life that was GIVEN IMO.


10 posted on 06/22/2016 10:09:11 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: WakeUpAndVote

It can be dickless with a Y chromosome, and that’s still a man, baby!


11 posted on 06/22/2016 10:11:14 AM PDT by Genoa
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To: struggle

I assume that pic is in Oregon....Much like cali, it’s a beautiful state....I am very concerned about many of the residents however.


12 posted on 06/22/2016 10:11:48 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN

If you are neither male or female, how can you be gay?


13 posted on 06/22/2016 10:11:53 AM PDT by catman67 (14 gauge?)
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To: Morgana

NOOOOOOOOOOOO. He’s not binary. He’s a MAN with body dysphoria. In the old days, they would give him shock treatment.


14 posted on 06/22/2016 10:12:14 AM PDT by LydiaLong
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To: Morgana

It’s not anyone’s place to tell me how to speak.


15 posted on 06/22/2016 10:13:11 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to irritate someone, point out something obvious they are trying hard to ignore.)
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PORTLAND, Ore. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A circuit court judge has ruled an Oregon resident can legally identify as “species binary.”

Following a decision passed down by the Multnomah County judge, 52-year-old Jamie Shupe has become the first individual in the country to attain the legal classification of being neither human nor animal. “I have my life back,” Shupe stated after the court ruling last week. “I’m not a person. I’m not a dog.”

The decision is being lauded by identity activist organizations, who argue “classic species markers don’t fit everybody,” and the court decision will serve to help people “exist without labels that don’t accurately describe them.”

Shupe, who refers to itself by the pronoun “Good Boy,” called the ruling the “greatest victory of [its] life.”

“People were laughing with joy at my victory,” Shupe said of the court ruling. “There are so many people like me who felt like society doesn’t understand them and I just gave them a legal identity.”

“[The ruling] is accurately defining who I am,” Good Boy continued. “I’ve never had a human identity and it was not appropriate to class me as a dog either. ... The judge made me whole when they did this.”

A former sergeant with the U.S. Army, Shupe initially claimed he was trans-species, and began pretending to be a dog, despite being married and rearing a daughter. “I figured I was a trans-species individual. My thinking was, well, I’m not a person,” he maintains.

Shupe reveals his wife allowed him “to have a leash and doggie dish and explore [his] species identity” while sniffing trees and hydrants and immersing himself in the canine community.

However, after a brief period identifying as a dog and licking himself , Shupe came to the conclusion “no amount of licking” would make him a dog.

“Now, I’m suddenly telling my spouse I’m the same thing her dog is?” he remarked. “It didn’t make sense to me. I didn’t have the intricate knowledge like I do now that I could be other things.”

Shupe then sought out a third option, eventually hiring on a Portland lawyer to argue his case for legal recognition as “species binary.”

The decision came June 10, with circuit court judge Amy Holmes Hehn writing, “The species of Jamie Shupe is hereby changed from human to non-binary.”

Although Shupe has described the court ruling as having made him “whole,” he quickly announced his new crusade to attain an Oregon driver’s license acknowledging his “non-binary” status. “I want to be issued a state identification,” he declared. “That will validate the judge’s court ruling and further validate my identity for me. The US Army gave me dog tags years ago, and I want the same thing from the state. It is very important to me and they are receptive to doing that for me.”

The Oregon Department of Animal Control (DAC) admits it was “blindsided” by the request, but maintains it will work to accommodate Shupe. “At this point, we can’t fulfill (the) request,” a DAC spokesperson said. “But we are studying it to figure out what computer system changes and statutory changes might need to be made.”

“Species binary” is one of dozens of identities recognized by multiple local governments, with New York City recently releasing a list of 31 protected identities, including “drag-king,” “species-bender,” “two-spirit,” “non-binary transgender,” “third sex”, “tree”, “rock”, and “species fluid.”


16 posted on 06/22/2016 10:16:27 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Somebody who agrees with me 80% of the time is a friend and ally, not a 20% traitor. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: V_TWIN

That’s what I tell my students...Cali would be a wonderful place if it wasn’t for the people.


17 posted on 06/22/2016 10:16:54 AM PDT by struggle (The)
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To: Morgana

The judge is more defective than the freak. The XX and XY should clear up any confusion.


18 posted on 06/22/2016 10:17:18 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We still do not know exactly how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: Morgana

This is a mentally ill man exploiting the judicial system - FAIL.


19 posted on 06/22/2016 10:23:12 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Morgana

I don’t understand the term—gender binary seems to contradict the contention that this person is not on the binary scale. Neuter seems more in line with what they are describing.


20 posted on 06/22/2016 10:26:07 AM PDT by Burkean (.)
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