Judge Rules Oregon Man Can Be Neither Male or Female

shupe-compressed-701x526PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal judge in Oregon has ruled that a man can be considered non-binary—neither male nor female.

Jamie Shupe was born male, served in the military and married a woman. But in 2013, as he found himself struggling with his gender identity, Shupe decided to seek treatments that would make him look and feel feminine.

“I figured I was a transgender woman. My thinking was, well, I’m not a male,” Shupe told reporters. “I was in a deep, dark depression because I had boxed myself into this male identity that I couldn’t stand anymore.”  Continue reading…

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