Renn Forsberg's family says that, in her heart and in her brain, their six-year-old is a girl.
They want her birth certificate to reflect that.
Better yet, they argue, the sex box now marked with an 'M' should be removed from the document altogether.
The Saskatchewan family has filed one of several human rights complaints across the country that are prompting some provinces to rethink their rules about changing sex on birth certificates.
Renn's mother, Fran Forsberg, says governments need to keep up with changing times. Birth certificates once listed a baby's race and a father's occupation, she says, and a sex designation is just as archaic.
Forsberg says Renn needed her birth certificate last year to register for kindergarten in Saskatoon and was embarrassed to be listed as a boy. That sparked her family to fight for a new birth certificate, a basic piece of paper needed to apply for most identification documents...Okay, how's this for a solution? Instead of the "archaic" male and female boxes, why not offer the choice of "male," "female," "transgendered (now female)," "transgendered (now male)" and "none of the above"?