Separating anatomy from what it means to be a man or a woman, New York City is moving forward with a plan to let people alter the sex on their birth certificate even if they have not had sex-change surgery.
Under the rule being considered by the city’s Board of Health, which is likely to be adopted soon, people born in the city would be able to change the documented sex on their birth certificates by providing affidavits from a doctor and a mental health professional laying out why their patients should be considered members of the opposite sex, and asserting that their proposed change would be permanent.
Applicants would have to have changed their name and shown that they had lived in their adopted gender for at least two years, but there would be no explicit medical requirements.
continued via the New York Times
Canada Alberta is willing to trade Toronto for New York. In fact, we’ll give you most of Ontario in exchange…
November 8, 2006 at 8:55 pm
Wait, when did Alberta become Canada?
November 9, 2006 at 3:18 am
When we got all the money. And oil. And guns.
Oh god, I sound like a Republican. Sorry.
November 9, 2006 at 6:41 pm
All is forgiven, Lil Tex.
November 9, 2006 at 6:43 pm