Wyoming court to rule on birth certificate gender changes
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The Wyoming Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case that would determine whether transgender residents can change the genders on their birth certificates.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported the case could decide if a district court has jurisdiction to recognize a change of sex by a transgender woman.
The woman filed to have her gender legally changed in April 2019. The state health department said the request required a court ruling.
A Laramie County District Court judge said Wyoming birth certifications identify a person’s sex, not gender, and denied the petition due to a lack of jurisdiction.
Source: Wyoming Tribune Eagle