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Wisconsin same-sex couple asks court to order both names on child’s birth certificate

Monday, April 20, 2015
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A same-sex couple who sued for the right to marry in Wisconsin wants a federal judge to mandate that both parents' names appear on their children's birth certificates. [...]

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Maryland lawmakers ease birth certificate requirements for transgender residents

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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A measure to make it easier for transgender residents to get new birth certificates has cleared the Maryland General Assembly and now heads to Gov. Larry Hogan. [...]

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Transgender birth certificate change gets initial approval in Colorado House

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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A bill to allow transgender people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without undergoing sex reassignment surgery has won initial approval in the Colorado House. [...]

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

Sunday, March 29, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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