USA, Washington DC: City Council Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

Written by scott on July 7th, 2013

Transgender FlagThe DC City Council just passed a bill to make it easier for transgender and intersex citizens to change their birth certificates to reflect their gender. Edge Boston reports:

The JaParker Deoni Jones Birth Certificate Equality Amendment Act of 2013, named after transgender woman Deoni Jones, who was killed while waiting at a Northeast D.C. bus stop last year, seeks to modernize the District’s laws to make it easier for transgender individuals to request new birth certificates reflecting their correct personal information. The bill was introduced by Councilmember David Catania (I-At large) and shepherded through the Committee on Health and the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety by Council Chairman Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) and Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), respectively.

Another advance for our transgender brothers and sisters. :)

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Steven says:

    We all need to be able to be recognised for who we are, this is a step in the right direction for transgender people.

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