Skip to comments.D.C. Passes Bill: Anatomical Males & Females Can Change Gender on Birth Certificate
Posted on 07/11/2013 4:05:45 PM PDT by markomalley
On a voice vote on Wednesday, the D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill that will allow anatomical males and females who have undergone gender transition to get a new birth certificate listing the gender they choose.
Mayor Vincent Gray, a Democrat, is expected to sign the bill, which will then face a 30-day period for congressional review. If Congress does not intervene, the law will go into effect following that review period.
The JaParker Deoni Jones Birth Certificate Equality Amendment Act of 2013 named for a transgender man who was stabbed to death in 2012 -- amends the Vital Records Act of 1981 and directs that the D.C. Registrar shall issue a new birth certificate that reflects the new gender designation of an individual born in the District of Columbia.
The bill requires from a parent, guardian, or legal representative a statement, signed under penalty of law, by a health-care provider licensed in the District of Columbia who has treated or evaluated the individual stating that the individual has undergone surgical, hormonal, or other medically appropriate treatment for a gender transition.
The bill also ends the practice of marking birth certificates as amended, and states that a new birth certificate will be issued and the original birth certificate sealed.
This is a huge victory, Lisa Mottet, director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Forces Transgender Civil Rights Project, said in a statement issued following the vote.
D.C. now has the best law on birth certificates in the country, Mottet said.
Why not let them change the names of their parents, too?
Why not just do away with birth certificates entirely?
You know, I think I’d like to re-identify from male to “OMGYOUGOTTABEKIDDINGME!”
That does not change the fact that one pair of chromosomes is either XX or XY.
Insane deluded mutilants.
So any many could change it to female, then apply for whatever benefits or affirmative action? A bunch of men could take over a battered women’s shelter, etc.?
Well, it really depends on what the meaning of he/she is.
Why not just use the term ‘it’ since that is what IT is?
Who’s in charge in DC? Caligula?
That's a very dangerous place to be.
How often can you change it?
Mad Hatter stuff.
Can you still change your country of birth?
Sealed? They think they can go back and time or something? They can do whatever they want with their paperwork but the census documents wont change and people themselves will know who had the surgery. There should be public website identifying people who have undergone this surgery so everyone knows who these people are.
What a load of horsesh!t. Can they change their race and parents as well? That would be cool. Oh, wait—that’s what our President did...
Yes. All part of a century-long plan. When you can declare yourself to be something you're not and government obliges society to go along with your lie, only chaos can result.
How about just calling themselves ‘freaks’???
How will insurance companies categorize these people?
Bad enough that most commercial buildings in the future will have to have a 3rd bathroom designation.
He was an outy before he was an inny.
How will this affect DNA evidence in police investigations, if everything else on police databases says the person is the opposite sex?
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