I am going to make two points on here today, and fully expect to get some 'feedback' for expressing my thoughts.
First, I am disappointed that this platform for 'database professionals' has to now become a socio-political platform for expressing psycho-sexual preferences. We don't need this on here.
But since we have now gone down the rabbit-hole...
Second, to quote a fairly reliable source, the King James translation states:
"But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female."
This version is only one in the line of succession of historical accounts of our human history, which has consistently and unwaveringly made the same statement.
Obviously there is the possibility of genetic defects but evolution has historically never permanently 'branched' further. On the other hand, prior to my technical days, I did a fair amount of study in psychology and sociology.
As far a system design, I stand firmly that gender IS in fact binary, and will only grant only the exception of adding possibly a 'non-standard preference' tag, also binary. That's all we need to know.
My only response to the pronoun situation is 'get over it'. It's OK that you may not like my choice, but respect MY choice as much as you want me to respect YOURS. THAT is being professional.
Now, let's get back to databases!
The only thing worse than being an influencer
is believing one.