A biological woman who identifies as male and gave birth in December will be listed as the father on the child’s birth certificate under a landmark decision by the state of Illinois.
The state originally ruled that the transgender man, Myles Brady Davis, would be listed as the mother because Myles was the one who carried the baby. Myles identifies as transmasculine.
But then Lambda Legal sent a letter to the Illinois Department of Public Health on Myles’ behalf, and the state changed course. Myles – although born female and having carried the baby in the womb – will be listed as the father, the state of Illinois decided.
Myles’ spouse, Precious Brady Davis, was born male but identifies as a transgender female. Precious will be listed as the mother. Both are well-known in the LGBT community. Precious was featured on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress.
“I can’t wait to tell my daughter the story of how we went about getting her birth certificate,” Myles said. “That Precious and I were the first ones to bring this to (the state’s) attention, and how the state stood behind us, and how they’re changing their policy, and that the state of Illinois stands behind all of their citizens and respects their humanity.”
You've hit the nail on the head, Scott! "Oh, Lord, take me in the night!" <-- my college roommate Amy used to say that when life was too crazy (40+ yrs ago, if you can imagine then compared to now). She was a good solid Christian who was looking forward to the rapture even then.
Back to the present - "these people" think this is so cute & cool, and such a great family story to tell their child as she grows up!
I'll walk away now, shaking my head and praying, "Oh, Lord, take us in the night! Tonight would be great!"
Psalm 121:1-2 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.