Wyoming court to rule on birth certificate gender changes

Wyoming News March 31, 2020

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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

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