Birth Certificate

New policy makes birth certificate changes for transgender Californians easier and safer

AB 1121, authored by Speaker Toni G. Atkins in 2013, ensures that transgender people are no longer required to publish an announcement of their name change in a local newspaper, and also will not have to go through the court system to request the birth certificate change.

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June 5, 2014

New York State updates birth certificate policy, but obstacles remain for those born in NYC

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), in conjunction with a coalition that includes the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Empire State Pride Agenda among others, has announced that the State of New York now requires only an affidavit from a licensed healthcare provider that indicates a transgender individual has received clinical treatment in order to correct birth certificates. The City of New York has yet to follow suit.

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Chris Christie to trans people: No birth certificates without surgery

In addition to the recent "Bridgegate," he vetoed a bill today that would have allowed transgender residents of New Jersey to receive updated birth certificates accurately reflecting their gender identity, rather than their assigned gender.

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