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Judge allows Portland resident to be genderless

Will be 'agender,' use the name Patch

(Update with comment from Patch)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon judge who last year ruled that a transgender person can legally change their sex to "non-binary" has given the OK for a Portland resident to be genderless.

Multnomah County Judge Amy Holmes Hehn on March 10 granted a petition allowing Patrick Abbatiello to go from male to "agender" and switch to the single name Patch.

People who are agender see themselves as neither a man nor a woman and have no gender identity.

The 27-year-old Patch writes and designs video games and had been using the name Patch since well before the decision to legally change.

Patch says: "It's not that I decided I was genderless - that's just how it is."

he judge told NBC in an email her decisions were supported by facts and the law.


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