Thursday, March 24, 2011

Transgender and Birth Certificates

"This policy is unfair to me and to other transgender people who just want an ID that matches who we are."
—JOAN PRINZIVALLI, a transgender New Yorker who is suing the city over its rules for changing gender status on birth certificates. New York's Health Department requires proof of surgical procedures before changing birth certificates — operations that many transgender people cannot afford. The lawsuit says a note from a doctor verifying transgender status should be sufficient. [via Reuters]
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