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AMA advises surgery should not be a requirement for birth certificate changes

Monday, June 9, 2014
CHICAGO -- The American Medical Association on Monday said transgender people should be able to switch the sex designation on their birth certificates without having sex-change surgery. Most states make the operations a prerequisite, but a new AMA policy acknowledges ...

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Baldwin leads 85 lawmakers calling for end to blood donation ban for gay men

Friday, August 2, 2013
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is leading a group of 85 House and Senate lawmakers criticizing what she's says is the sluggish pace the nation's top health officials have taken at reevaluating blood donation policies for gay men. ...

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AMA says it opposes FDA lifetime ban on gay men as blood donors

Thursday, June 20, 2013
The American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians in the U.S., voted Tuesday to oppose a decades long ban by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which prohibits gay men from donating blood, reported ABC News. ...

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AMA says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ gay marriage bans leave LGBT families vulnerable

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The nation’s largest doctors’ group has agreed to join efforts to repeal the military‘s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, Associated Press reports: The American Medical Association says the ‘don’t ask, don’t-tell’ law creates an ethical dilemma for gay service members ...

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