Has the world gone mad? .... "X' passport policy challenged A campaigner wins the right to contest the government's refusal to issue gender-neutral documents." I fully understand and accept that the brain is a complex piece of 'kit' and chemicals and hormones may well, on rare occasions, mean some people are born with the mindset, urges and characteristics of a woman but are 'trapped' in a male body and vice versa. Modern medical science is now sufficiently advanced to be capable, in many cases, of partly correcting that anomaly for some people through surgery. Again I understand and accept that . What I don't understand is this latest 'fad' which seems media driven of 'gender neutral' this and 'gender neutral that'. If you are born with a penis and have male characteristics you are technically and legally a male. If you are born with a vagina and develop breasts and have female characteristics you are technically and legally a woman. This has been the case for millennia in all but a handful of species. As I said, medical science can now help people to change sex and identity. However, all of a sudden, it seems people want to stir things up and confuse matters by creating a third group. I appears to be nothing to do with the above issues of wrong body as per above, nor is it about prejudice or someone being embarrassed using male facilities if you inside feel you are a woman but are physically male. You go to the WC, for example, as a man with other men and no-one is the wiser, Likewise with women. Most statistical data relies on gender ID for for planning etc. I just don't understand why all of a sudden this is a big issue. Can anyone explain?