Man Legally Changes Gender to Female for Cheaper Car Insurance

A Canadian man, who identifies as a male, legally changed the gender on his identification documents to female in order to save over $1,000 on car insurance.

The Alberta man, identified only as David to protect him against possible legal consequences, wanted to buy a new car. He knew that his insurance costs would be high because of his age (he is in his early 20s) and a driving record that included a collision and a ticket or two.

Still, the $4,500 a year quotation he got from an insurance company was even higher than he had anticipated, so he started thinking of ways to bring the costs down. At one point, he asked the insurer what the cost would be for a woman in his exact situation and learned that his annual bill would be about $1,100 lower. That got him thinking…

“I was pretty angry about that. And I didn’t feel like getting screwed over any more,” David recently told CBC News, on condition of anonymity. “So I asked them to change my gender on my auto policy, and she’s like, we can’t do that.”

Luckily, David, who was 23 at the time, learned that it could actually be done, but he had to have his gender changed on his birth certificate and driver’s licence before it could be reflected on his insurance policy. So he proceeded to do just that.

After doing some research, the young man found that all he needed to do was tell his doctor that he identified as a woman, or that he’d like to identify as one, and ask him for an official letter which he…

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