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Ann Coulter neglects to answer gender question on voter registration form

by Michael Rogers

UPDATE: Brad Friedman of BradBlog speaks about Coulters voter registration form on the Stepanie Miller show: CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO.

Conservative commentator and best-selling author Ann Coulter neglected to answer Question #15 on her Palm Beach County, FL voter registration form, PageOneQ has learned. The question asks the registrant to indicate sex by checking 'M' or 'F' on the form. Bloggers and comment posts have speculated about Coulter's gender identity.

Arthur Anderson, Jr., The Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, confirmed to PageOneQ that Question 15 had not been answered on the original form. Coulter's registration form was first posted by, the blog of voting rights activist and journalist Brad Friedman. Friedman reported Tuesday that Coulter's registration form raised questions about her decision to register and vote at an address where she did not live. For a full report on Coulter's voter registration click here.

"I object," said a transgender activist who spoke with PageOneQ today, "To the state of Florida expecting its citizens to answer questions which are not relevant for voter registration." When asked about Coulter's voter registration form, the activist declined to speak specifically about Coulter. "Generally speaking, I hope there is a day when transgendered people can be open about who they are without fear of retribution from employers, colleagues and neighbors. With that in mind, I hope anyone with a high media profile would use that opportunity to be honest with the American people."

[Resources for transgendered individuals or those seeking more information about transgender issues may be found below.]

Messages left for Coulter by PageOneQ at her speaking agency, publisher, and FOX News, where she is a regular contributor, were not returned.

Here is Coulter's registration form as obtained by PageOneQ via BradBlog:

For a full sized copy, click on the image below or here.

Resources for transgender individuals:
My Husband Betty - Helen Boyd’s journal of gender & trans issues
Transgender Law and Policy Institute - "We are a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society. The TLPI brings experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality".
National Center for Transgender Equality - "A national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people."
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Transgender Civil Rights Project - "The Transgender Civil Rights Project provides legislative and strategy assistance, including evaluation of legislative language, to activists and organizations working to pass trans-inclusive anti-discrimination bills or to add transgender protections to existing laws."


Originally published on Thursday April 13, 2006.

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