The states that have provided this relaxed process include:
- New York
- Washington D.C.
In some states, this could also require submitting the application through a court of law and waiting for a court date to appear in front of a judge. During their court hearing, they must submit documentation to the court to prove they have received the surgery. In many cases, it can be beneficial to retain the services of an attorney to ensure all requirements are met and to avoid further delays.
Please keep in mind, the processes in these states could have varied since the writing of this blog segment. As such, it is highly recommended that you contact your state’s registry office to find out the exact processes and procedures for changing your designated sex on your birth certificate.
Now for even worse news: Kansas’ Division of Vital Statistics has recently stated they have no authority to change the sex on birth certificates, even though there is a law that allows for a person to change their sex with the appropriate documentation.
Hopefully, in the not-so-distant-future, other states will get on board and make the processes easier, like the 10 states and District of Columbia. If you need a copy of your original birth certificate, remember the quick and hassle-free way to get it is by ordering it online through FastBirthCerticates.com!