RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia legislature recently passed a bill that will allow transgender individuals to receive a new birth certificate, something advocates said will help transgender people acquire documentation in alignment with their identity.
Senate Bill 657, sponsored by Sen. Jennifer Boysko, D-Fairfax, will allow a person to receive a new birth certificate to reflect the change of gender without the requirement of surgery.
The person seeking a new birth certificate also may list a new name if they provide a certified copy of a court order of the name change.
The bill requires proof from a health care provider that the person went through “clinically appropriate treatment for gender transition.”
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