BKC’s Kendra Albert responds to Professor Jessica Clarke’s article They, Them, and Theirs in a post for the Harvard Law Review Blog.
“There is certainly a strategic argument to support the integration of nonbinary people into existing systems of state-sponsored gender. But advocates for nonbinary people should not start with a goal of assimilation, even if that is where they end,” Albert writes. “Fitting nonbinary people into existing law will not eliminate the discrimination that nonbinary people face because it will not eliminate the gender binary. The liberatory and radical ideals that so many nonbinary people have articulated demand more than an additional option on gendered forms.”