Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

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.


Current Affairs | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Gender and Passports:


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

Post a comment