Wednesday, June 16, 2010
A new development on the "gender at birth v. gender on the birth certficate" front. From CNN:
The U.S. State Department announced Wednesday a new policy that no longer requires passport applicants seeking a gender change to have undergone sexual reassignment surgery.
The policy, which goes into effect Thursday, allows a gender change with a certification from an attending physician.
The doctor's certification must confirm only that the passport applicant has undergone treatment for gender transition.
Previously, individuals had to provide documentation from a surgeon that sex reassignment surgery had been performed on them, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality.
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