Trans birth certificate news

This isn’t exactly new, but in March, a federal district court in Idaho ruled that Idaho’s blanket refusal to amend birth certificates for transgender persons so that the birth marker on the birth certificate matches the persons gender identity is unconstitutional. The state has been ordered to begin accepting applications made by transgender people to change the sex listed on their birth certificates. Any reissued birth certificate must not include record of amendment to the listed sex; and where a concurrent application for a name change is submitted by a transgender individual, any reissued birth certificate must not include record of the name change. In Kansas, applications for birth certificate marker changes are summarily dismissed. The Law Office of David J. Brown, LC, is constantly willing to discuss a legal fight to have birth certificate markers changed in Kansas with any transgender person affected by the current Kansas policies. There is ample ground to argue the Kansas policy is as unconstitutional as that in Idaho.

Posted June 19, 2018.

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