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.
The new law, which will come before the council in the coming weeks and is expected to pass easily, would issue a new birth certificate rather than simply amending the original.
Transgender activists say amended birth certificates often lead to challenges and subject them to discrimination.
“I’m proud that we are doing this during pride week,” said council member Tommy Wells. “It’s a time when we recognize equality among all District residents.”
The Grey-haired old lady made her way to centre stage as the crowd of over 2500 in Pasadena, California’s historic Civic Auditorium politely applauded expectantly. What happened in those next couple of minutes last March, would propel the former middle-school English Language Arts teacher into public consciousness and validate her life-long held dream of being [...]