Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A Part Of A Wall Came Down

The Republicans have been known to oppose us at every turn but surprisingly Kansas blinked.
Kansas to allow transgender people to change their gender on birth certificates
The Wichita Eagle
By Dion Lefler and Jonathan Shorman
June 24, 2019

Kansas has become the 48th state in America to allow transgender people to change the sex designations on their birth certificates.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has entered a consent judgment in a federal lawsuit to allow people to legally change the gender in their birth records by submitting a personal sworn statement of gender identity.

In addition, they would have to provide a drivers license or passport with their new identity, or an affidavit from a physician or mental health professional attesting to the person’s gender identity.

The doctor would have to certify that “based on his or her professional opinion the true gender identity of the applicant and that it is expected that this will continue to be the gender with which the applicant will identify in the future,” the consent judgment said.
“It was time for Kansas to move past its outdated and discriminatory anti-transgender policy,” Gov. Laura Kelly said in a statement Monday. “This decision acknowledges that transgender people have the same rights as anyone else, including the right to easily obtain a birth certificate that reflects who they are.”
The two states that do not allow trans people to change their birth certificates are Ohio and Tennessee.

Even though the article says that 48 state allow the birth certificate to be changed only about 24 states do not require surgery.

Many time we heard that birth certificate is a “historical document” I say Bull Sh*t! All a birth certificate does is to prove that you’re a natural born U.S. citizen and you need it for a passport, driver license, and employment. The birth certificate should reflect you true identity.

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