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Texas lawmakers introduce joint adoption bills for LGBT parents

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Texas
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
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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
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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
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
Rhode-Island
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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Rhode Island drops surgery requirement for transgender birth certificate changes

Monday, October 27, 2014
Rhode-Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Civil liberties advocates are praising the state of Rhode Island for making it easier for transgender residents to change their gender designation on their birth certificates. [...]

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Calif. legislature OKs bill allowing birth certificates to reflect same-sex parents

Thursday, August 21, 2014
California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California legislature on Wednesday approved a bill that would modernize birth certificates to more accurately reflect families in which parents are of the same gender. [...]

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

Monday, June 9, 2014
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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 that gender identity doesn't always match a person's birth anatomy. [...]

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N.Y. eases birth certificate change policy for transgender individuals

Thursday, June 5, 2014
New-York
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state will no longer require transgender people to offer proof of surgery when they ask to change the gender on their birth certificate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announced Thursday, though the change won't apply to certificates issue in New York City. [...]

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