Republicans block Colorado bill on transgender birth certificates

In a lawsuit, the Weisses say they need accurate birth certificates for school, health care and financial reasons.

In a lawsuit, the Weisses say they need accurate birth certificates for school, health care and financial reasons.

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DENVER — Colorado Senate Republicans have put an end to a Democratic attempt to make it easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates.

A Senate committee voted 3-2 Wednesday to reject a bill to allow people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without getting surgery. All three Republicans on the committee voted against it.

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The bill also would have allowed original birth certificates to be sealed, instead of having them marked to say the gender has been changed.

The bill passed the Democratic House earlier this month but faced an uphill battle in the GOP-controlled Senate.

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