Alexe Frédéric Migneault is a non-binary person who is fighting to obtain the in fact, trans and non-binary people can have their sex marker changed with the registrar of civil status to obtain the letter X on the birth or marriage certificate, rather than the letter M or F.
However, ministries and organizations such as the RAMQ or the Société d'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) have not yet adapted their documents, such as the health insurance card or the driver's license.
For those affected, the stakes are real since it leads to embarrassing situations.
They may, for example, be mistaken for a man or a woman in the waiting room of a medical clinic, in front of everyone, even if the registrar of civil status has recognized their gender identity.
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Since 2022, the director of civil status in Quebec has allowed trans and non-binary people to have the sex marker Currently, approximately 360 trans and non-binary people have made an official request to RAMQ to have gender marker “>When there is this type of modification to the various official documents, it is customary, for the courts and organizations, to allow a certain amount of time for the government [to] make the various modifications, indicates Me Philippe- André Tessier, president of the Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights (CDPDJ).
Despite the prolonged wait, Me Tessier does not say whether the departments and agencies contravene the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity.
He nevertheless calls on the Legault government to act promptly.
We understand that the work is in progress and we insist that this work be completed as quickly as possible to ensure that people with a different identity marker can be adequately reflected on their identity documents.
A quote from Me Philippe-André Tessier, president of the Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights
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The President of the Commission on Human Rights and Human Rights youth, Philippe-André Tessier
If it remains complex to add the X marker on the health insurance card, as the RAMQ claims, other solutions are possible, indicates Me Tessier.
Elsewhere in the world, it happens that the sex marker is collected by organizations, that it appears in the file of the citizen concerned, but that it is simply not printed on the identity document.
Perhaps this solution, which is current in other provinces or in other states, could also be implemented x27;before and would respect the rights of trans and non-binary people, suggests Me Tessier.