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Boy or girl? Society slowly accepting idea birth may not decide gender

ADVANCE FOR USE TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - Ryan, a "gender variant" fourth grader, plays a board game with her parents Sabrina and Chris at their home in Illinois on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Early on, people in their own extended family also struggled with their decision to let Ryan live outwardly as a girl. But Sabrina and Chris sat their family members down to talk and, over time, they say they came to an understanding. "Our commitment is that our children are in an accepting, loving environment - and if someone's not on board with that, then they're not going to be around," Chris says, calmly but firmly. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)