"The current passport system says [that applicants] must accept that they are either male or female," she said. […] Elan-Cane applied for a passport in 2010. "At that point the response was that the computer would not accept it," Gallafent said.
"Given that authors are members of the communities that cataloging is meant to serve, it follows that metadata and cataloging professionals should decline to adopt standards that reinforce hierarchies of privilege, and exclude already-marginalized groups in our communities. While the usefulness of controlled vocabularies and consistent metadata is invaluable to access and discovery services, it could be argued that describing identities would be better left out of this work."
--Kelly J. Thompson, "More than a Name"