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D.C. to ease guidelines for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates

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LGBTQ Nation
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June 7, 2013

The District of Columbia is expected to pass legislation that would make it easier for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates reflecting their change in gender identity. The D.C. Council’s Judiciary Committee voted this week to ease restrictions on gender identity changes, approving a proposal that would require only a certified statement from a medical doctor, reported WRC-TV. Previously, a change would have required public notification in classified newspaper adverts and surgical requirements.