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Birth Certificate

National
The U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico struck down a policy that prevented transgender people born in Puerto Rico from correcting the gender marker on their birth certificates and ordered Commonwealth officials to allow such corrections. ...
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National
A U.S. District Court judge late Monday ordered Idaho state officials to allow transgender people born in Idaho to apply to correct the gender markers on their State of Idaho birth certificates by April 6, 2018. ...
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Local
The rule creates a gender marker X, which represents a gender that is not exclusively male or female (such as nonbinary, intersex, agender, genderfluid, genderqueer, transgender, Two Spirit, and others). ...
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Politics Editorial
Maintaining a tradition of issuing cases impacting the LGBTQ community on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Pavan v. Smith, upholding the requirement outlined in Obergefell (the case that banned marriage discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender) that birth and death certificates reflect the same-sex spouse. ...
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Photo: Daniela Arroyo-González
National
Lambda Legal filed papers Monday urging a federal court to strike down Puerto Rico’s policy denying transgender people accurate birth certificates in its case on behalf of three transgender people born in Puerto Rico and the advocacy group Puerto Rico Para Tod@s. ...
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National
According to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, almost one-third of transgender individuals who showed an identity document with a name or gender marker that conflicted with their perceived gender were harassed, denied benefits or services, discriminated against, or assaulted. ...
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Chelsea and Jessamy with their son.
National
The state of Wisconsin must now issue accurate birth certificates listing both parents for the children of married same-sex couples. ...
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Health
Married same-sex couples in Florida can now receive birth certificates that list both parents. ...
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National
Two gay widowers are seeking accurate death certificates for their deceased spouses that acknowledge they were married and recognize them as the surviving spouses. ...
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National
Florida’s refusal to put same-sex spouses on their children’s birth certificates as it does for different-sex spouses violates the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. ...
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