Skip to comments.State Department Will Issue 'Female' Passports to Anatomical Males
Posted on 03/14/2013 4:41:21 AM PDT by IbJensen
(CNSNews.com) The U.S. State Department's policy on dealing with transgendered people will allow Americans who are anatomically male but identify themselves as female to secure U.S. passports that match their gender "identity" rather than their anatomy.
The policy also allows records for births abroad to be changed to reflect the new gender of an individual.
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to use the occasion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month to announce its new policy guidelines regarding gender change in passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, the June 9, 2010 media note states on States website states.
Beginning June 10, when a passport applicant presents a certification from an attending medical physician that the applicant has undergone appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition, the passport will reflect the new gender, the note states. The guidelines include detailed information about what information the certification must include.
It is also possible to obtain a limited-validity passport if the physicians statement shows the applicant is in the process of gender transition, the note states. No additional medical records are required.
Sex-change surgery is not required to get a passport with an individuals preferred gender.
Sexual reassignment surgery is no longer a prerequisite for passport issuance, the note states.
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad can also be amended with the new gender, the note states.
CNSNews.com asked the State Department the following question based on the media note: Is the State Department issuing passports that state the sex of a person--male or female--based on gender identity rather than biology?
Despite repeated attempts to obtain an answer to clarify States policy, no answer to the question was provided.
However, Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, told CNSNews.com that transgender individuals who have not had sex reassignment surgery have to provide State with documentation from their physician noting their gender identity."
States media note also said that the policy was based on standards and recommendations of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), recognized by the American Medical Association as the authority in this field.
On its website, the WPATH describes itself as an international association devoted to the understanding and treatment of individuals with gender identity disorders. Gender Identity Disorder (GID), more commonly known as transsexualism, is a condition recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM-IV, 1994, and DSM-IV-TR, 2000), published by the American Psychiatric Association. Transsexualism is also recognized in the ICD Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, tenth revision, as endorsed by the Forty-third World Health Assembly in May 1990, and came into use in WHO Member States as of 1994.
The treatment, however, according to WPATH is often, but not always, sex or gender reassignment surgery. But, according to WPATH and the recommendation endorsed by State, surgery is not the determining factor in an individual being a transgender.
Sex reassignment plays an undisputed role in contributing toward favorable outcomes, and comprises Real Life Experience, legal name and sex change on identity documents, as well as medically necessary hormone treatment, counseling, psychotherapy, and other medical procedures, the website states.
Genital reconstruction is not required for social gender recognition, and such surgery should not be a prerequisite for document or record changes, the website states.
The State Departments new policy includes directions to passport specialists and consular officers about having conversations with transgenders.
As with all passport applicants, you must be sensitive and respectful at all times, the document states. Refer to the applicant by the pronoun appropriate to his/her new gender.
Ask only appropriate questions regarding information necessary to determine citizenship and identity of the applicant, the document states.
As reported earlier by CNSNews.com, the State Departments new policy includes issuing a special two-year passport for the period of time the man or woman is transitioning to a woman or man. At the end of that time, the holder can get the passport extended eight more years if a doctor certifies sexual reassignment surgery is complete.
Babies piled in dumpsters, Abortion on demand, Oh, sweet land of liberty; your house is on the sand.
Our children wander aimlessly poisoned by cocaine choosing to indulge their lusts, when God has said abstain
From sea to shining sea, our Nation turns away From the teaching of God's love and a need to always pray
We've kept God in our temples, how callous we have grown. When earth is but His footstool, and Heaven is His throne.
We've voted in a government that's rotting at the core, Appointing Godless Judges; who throw reason out the door,
Too soft to place a killer in a well deserved tomb, But brave enough to kill a baby before he leaves the womb.
You think that God's not angry, that our land's a moral slum? How much longer will He wait before His judgment comes?
How are we to face our God, from Whom we cannot hide? What then is left for us to do, but stem this evil tide?
If we who are His children, will humbly turn and pray; Seek His holy face and mend our evil way:
Then God will hear from Heaven; and forgive us of our sins, He'll heal our sickly land and those who live within.
But, America the Beautiful, If you don't - then you will see, A sad but Holy God withdraw His hand from Thee.. ~~Judge Roy Moore~~
Time to flush the whole bureaucratic toilet!
This is truly bizarre.
Great poem but the election of Ogoober means its too late and the 16 tons...or megatons??? is not far away.
Those who want the American dream of limited government, want freedom from coercion.
Those who are leftists, want freedom from reality.
Is there any chance at all to get rid of this madness? How many normal people are there? Enough to vote the bastards out of office? Enough to counteract the votes of the idiots with their heads up their a$$e$ who slavishly vote democrat?
How much optimism can I really muster?
I guess that includes burqua wearing islamists on a jihad?
What ARE these bastards doing to MY country???????
I can’t STAND this garbage anymore!!!!!!!
This will play well when a newly minted “lady” lands in a Muzzie country.
I was thinking the same thing. Assuming the American depravity that is political correctness is popular every where because “we are Americans” is a stupid game to play...
Just put down “Human” and see how far the PC libtards will go with that.
I expect that’s what they’re leading us toward.
A relative of mine has a hyphenated last name. Unfortunately, her birth certificate lacks the hyphen. The motor vehicle agency didn’t fuss about putting the hyphen on the license or all her other paperwork. Her employers don’t mind using the hyphen and neither do insurance companies or even the banks. But when she asked Social Security to put the hyphen in the card, they refused and rudely implied that she was trying to do something illegal. Is she supposed to go to court for a legal name change, to add a hyphen? Apparently so.
But if she wanted to identify herself as a man on her passport...that’s ok?
No walls. They just toss the headless bodies into a grave.
State has yet to release or allow contact with Benghazi survivors yet comes up with this PCP politically correct policy description on a passport. If I were one of those he-shes or she-he’s and was planning to go to any muslim country I sure as heck wouldn’t want that target on my passport.