Kathy Witterick, 38, and David Stocker, 39, have only allowed their midwives and two older sons to peek beneath the diaper of 4-month-old Storm.
When Storm came into the world in a birthing pool on New Year's Day, they sent out this email: "We decided not to share Storm's sex for now -- a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a standup to what the world could become in Storm's lifetime."
Even Storm's brothers, 2-year-old Kio and 5-year-old Jazz, have been sworn to secrecy, as well as one close family friend. The family, while not hiding their sex of their oldest sons, also allows them to explore their gender identity. Jazz wears his hair in pigtails.Oy.
Apparently they weren't completely alone among folks in the frozen north; they have kindred spirits making decisions in the Toronto District School Board. As Mark Steyn -- himself a victim of Canadian political correctness vigilantism -- observed September 22, 2012 at National Review Online:
A few years ago, when the gay-marriage bandwagon got rolling, some of us argued that “if the sex of the participants is no longer relevant, why should the number be?” The same-sex-marriage crowd swatted the polygamy shtick aside as utterly irrelevant, even though there are far more takers for polygamy than there will ever be for gay marriage, and it is, de facto, already recognized to one degree or another by multiculti types in the British Government pensions department and the French welfare system.
So here we are in 2012, and the Toronto District School Board has a new poster called “Love Has No Gender", full of happy couples but also happy triples. This poster is in every Toronto grade school.
Heather Has Two Mommies. Heather Has Two Mommies And A Big Bearded Daddy Who Wants To Marry Her Off To Her Cousin In Pakistan. Who are we to judge?
Here's how Michael Coren -- who has been referred to as the Canadian version of Bill O'Reilly -- tackled the issue with a spokesman from a pro-family group.
1, 2, 3
Not only you and me
Got one eighty degrees
And I'm caught in between
1, 2, 3
Peter, Paul & Mary
Gettin' down with 3P
Everybody loves [edited]
I've seen a lot of changes in my life, which spans five decades. But I never thought I'd see the day when parents so blithely leave child-raising decisions to public school bureaucrats. It's not as bad in America as it is in Canada yet, but there doesn't seem to be a significant number of people who are standing up to say, "Enough's enough!"