Kansas to Toughen Rules on Transgender Birth Certificates
The bigoted cavemen in red states have figured out that they can’t pick on the LGB part of the acronym, but they have to direct their bile somewhere so they’ve decided to chip away at the alliance by focusing on the “T”. They will find there is tremendous backlash here too, and my state of Kansas can’t afford this right now.
State health department officials contend an existing agency regulation allowing amended birth certificates conflicts with state law and needs to be eliminated. The agency has been pursuing changes for months and could impose them within six weeks.
The department’s revised rules would allow a change only if a person or his or her parents could document that the gender was incorrectly recorded at the time of birth.
Three transgender rights advocates called on the department to abandon its proposed changes during a hearing Thursday. The National Center for Transgender Equality says only Idaho and Tennessee have legal policies against changing gender listings on birth certificates, though Ohio also is not allowing it.
“It really stands against where most of the country is on updating identity documents to accurately reflect who people are,” said Arli Christian, the center’s state policy counsel.