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Connecticut bill would make it easier to change gender on birth certificates

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Connecticut is considering ways to make it easier for transgender people to update their names and genders on their birth certificates. [...]

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Birth certificate gender change wins initial Colorado House approval

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Colorado state capitol in Denver.
A bill to allow transgender people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without undergoing sex reassignment surgery has passed its first test in the Colorado Legislature. [...]

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Virginia registrar praised for letter on recording births of same-sex couples

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Civil liberties lawyers are applauding Virginia's registrar of vital records for outlining new procedures to ensure the children of same-sex married couples are properly recorded by hospitals. [...]

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Va. couple wins legal fight to have both names listed on twins’ birth certificates

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
A Richmond judge has ordered the Virginia Department of Health's Office of Vital Records to amend the birth certificates to show that Maria Hayman and her wife, Joanie Hayman, are the "only parents of the children." [...]

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Texas lawmakers introduce joint adoption bills for LGBT parents

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) and Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston) filed companion bills Wednesday to amend the Texas Health and Safety Code. [...]

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Indiana judge allows birth certificate change for transgender man

Thursday, December 18, 2014
A judge in Indiana has allowed a transgender man who underwent sex reassignment surgery to have his birth certificate modified to reflect that he was born male. [...]

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New Jersey bill would ease transgender birth certificate changes

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Legislation has advanced that would make it easier for people who have changed their sex and names to get new birth certificates in New Jersey. [...]

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New York City drops surgery requirement for birth certificate changes

Monday, December 8, 2014
New York city has dropped its requirement for sex reassignment surgery to change the gender designation on an individual's birth certificate. [...]

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New Rhode Island law makes it easier to change gender on records

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island has made it easier for transgender residents to change their gender designation on their birth certificates. The state Health Department removed the requirement that people have gender reassignment surgery before changing their gender on a birth certificate. Instead, a medical provider can certify... [...]

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New York City considers easing birth certificate gender changes

Monday, November 10, 2014
New York City Hall
NEW YORK -- Transgender New Yorkers on Monday called for the passage of city legislation that would eliminate a requirement that they have gender-reassignment surgery to change their designated gender on their birth certificates. [...]

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