Plans to Acknowledge Non-Binary Gender

Scout Barbour-Evans made this Official Information request to Ministry of Education

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From: Scout Barbour-Evans

Kia ora Ministry of Education,

I am making this Official Information Act request to ask whether
the Ministry of Education has any plans to acknowledge non-binary gender in your
databases.

Non-binary gender is recognized by some government departments yet
not by others, and departments such as the Department of Internal
Affairs have made strides to recognize our community, yet other
departments seem to have not.

I would like to know
1. When MOE intends to recognize non-binary gender, with a gender
marker of "X" instead of M/F
2. If these systems are already in place, how users of your services
can have their records updated to reflect their gender.

Yours faithfully,

Scout Barbour-Evans

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Dear Scout Barbour-Evans

Thank you for your request for information below. The Ministry will consider and respond to your request in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act).

The Act allows up to 20 working days for a response, making 12 April 2016 the latest date for our response to you. If more than 20 working days are needed due to the potential workload involved in answering your request, we will notify you accordingly.

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Dear Scout

 

Please see attached your OIA Response 988129

 

 

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Enquiries National Team | Ministry of Education ^TW

45-47 Pipitea St, Wellington, New Zealand

Email [1][Ministry of Education request email]| [2]http://www.minedu.govt.nz

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Mark Hanna left an annotation ()

They seriously waited until the deadline to send that response?

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