'Genderless' Baby Raises Outrage, Concern

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A Canadian couple's decision to keep their baby's sex unknown has caused national debate over parental boundaries and gender equality.

Kathy Witterick and David Stocker decided to keep baby Storm "genderless" in hopes of allowing the child to develop without gender stereotypes. The baby is now 4-months-old.

There are no medical issues that make labeling Storm's gender difficult.

But in a letter to friends announcing Storm's birth, the parents said they were making, "A tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a standup to what the world could become in Storm's lifetime."

Outraged parents spoke out against the decision as it made headline after headline. Psychologists have also disagreed.

"To impose on the child that you are going to be the child whose sex is not known, that in fact is programming and stereotyping," explained psychologist Michael Bradley.

"This kid is being drafted into a war that may hurt him or her terribly," he added.

Only the child's parents, brothers, two midwives and a close family friend know Storm's sex.

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