Thursday, April 29, 2021

Finally!

 Seemingly, like a bunch of screaming spoiled children, the state of Ohio has given up and will not fight the court case which allows transgender women and men to change their birth certificates. 


This comes from Cincinnati.Com :

"The Ohio Department of Health will not appeal a December court decision requiring the agency to accept requests from transgender people to reflect a gender different from the one assigned at birth, according to a Thursday court filing. The department is working on a process for people to request the change and expects to have it in place by June 1."

Not surprisingly plaintiffs in the case said they ran into legal and professional problems because the gender on their birth certificate didn’t match their driver's license and other government documents. One was physically threatened after her mismatched birth certificate outed her as transgender at work.

Ohio and Tennessee were the last two states to deny transgender citizens the right to change their birth certificates to reflect their authentic gender.  

Also, since Ohio uses the gender on your birth certificate to determine the gender on your death certificate, this is a big deal. 

2 comments:

  1. In Arizona, where I was born, one must have completed surgical transition, whether having socially transitioned or not. I can, therefore, have every other form of ID changed without such a restriction, but not my birth certificate - which, ironically, is that from which all other forms of ID originate. I've not been a resident of Arizona for over 68 years, but I'm still at their mercy. It's like I've been given a life sentence for something of which I am totally innocent. Of course, I could be granted parole if I should undergo what is, for me, a life-threatening surgery. I suppose the're afraid that I may join the girls' track team or something. (sigh)

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  2. So far, I have read about no such strings attached to Ohio's change. However, I never say never when all these rednecks in Ohio are involved.

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