A 69-year-old Dutch man is taking transgender ideology to its logical conclusion. Emile Ratelband has asked a local court in his native Arnhem, southeast of Amsterdam, to change his birth certificate to reflect how old he feels—age 49. “With this free[dom] of choice, choice of name, freeness of gender, I want to have my own age. I want to control myself,” Ratelband said. The court heard his case last week and will likely rule within a few weeks.
“The judges in the Netherlands will probably rule against him,” conservative commentator Dennis Prager wrote for National Review. “If they believe that sex has no objective reality, that the sex on one’s birth certificate can be changed, on what grounds can they rule that the date of birth cannot be changed?” —K.C.