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OPINION: The gender binary should go up in flames

Fountain Valley, Caif., firefighters extinguish hot spots at a structure destroyed by the El Dorado wildfire on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, near Yucaipa, Calif. A couple's plan to reveal their baby's gender went up not in blue or pink smoke but in flames when the device they used sparked a wildfire east of Los Angeles. The fire started Saturday morning in dry grasses at El Dorado Ranch Park, a rugged natural area in the city of Yucaipa. (Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)

Sonal Soni, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

Gender reveal parties are no recent phenomenon. Expecting parents throw parties in which the primary goal is to reveal the sex of their baby — a boy or girl. The first party of its kind consisted of a cake when cut into, was pink inside, indicating a girl. Since then, some reveals have become more intricate, including a gender reveal pa...

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