Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gender and Passports

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.

Read more here.

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I wonder if the repercussions of this will effect similar policies in Canada?

Posted by: BC Family Law | Jun 17, 2010 7:22:17 PM

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