Montana Department of Health Adopts Rules Strictly Restricting Gender Changes on Birth Certificates

of rule change The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, which went into effect Saturday, made it virtually impossible for transgender people to change the gender listed on their birth certificate, allowing them to do so only under very limited circumstances. I set it to allow.

According to the new rules, the gender on a birth certificate may be incorrectly stated on the original certificate “as a result of a scribe’s error or data entry error” or “when an individual’s gender is incorrectly identified.” can only be changed to Listed on the original certificate, the department will receive an amended affidavit and supporting documents. This includes copies of chromosomal, molecular, karyotypic, DNA, or genetic test results that identify an individual’s sex. ”

CNN has reached out to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and the Montana ACLU for comment.

The state’s Republican governor, Greg Gianforte, signed the law last year SB280This meant that transgender Montanans had to undergo a “surgical procedure” if they wanted to have their gender designation on their birth certificate corrected to match their gender identity. Under the rule changes adopted on Friday, transgender people cannot change their birth certificate even after undergoing gender confirmation surgery.
state judge ruled in april The state must suspend enforcement of the law, and Montanans who wish to change the gender designation on their birth certificate can continue to do so by submitting a gender designation form to the Department of Public Health and Human Services.
The latest developments in Montana are part of a broader effort by conservatives to make it more difficult for transgender Americans to change their birth certificates and other identification documents to match their gender identity. In April, Oklahoma enacted the following legislation: Ban on non-binary gender markers About state birth certificates.


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