Lawmakers vote to change transgender birth certificates

-FILE- Connecticut State Capitol (WTNH)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill that makes it easier for transgender people to update their names and gender on their birth certificates heads to Governor Dannel Malloy’s desk for his signature.

On Monday, the Senate voted 32-3 in favor of the bill that would allow any person who has undergone surgical, hormonal or other clinically appropriate treatment for gender transition to change their sex on their birth certificate.

Regulations now only allow people to change the designation after completing gender reassignment surgery. The bill previously passed the House.





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