THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The no-SRS requirement keep falling like dominos. The Ontario, Canada government officially dropped sex reassignment surgery as a needed step for transgender people wanting to change their gender ID on their birth certificates. The new rules only require a letter from a trans person’s psychologist or doctor.
Earlier this year I wrote of progress being made in Ontario to make it easier for trans people to change their IDs on their birth certificates: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/ontario-human-rights-tribunal-says-srs-not-required-to-change-birth-certificate-gender/
Ontario’s Trans Lobby Group’s Susan Gapka on the government’s announcement: “It’s a huge decision. It’s a remarkably positive decision. This is an important victory.”
The new rules brings consistency to all forms of ID in Ontario — previously one could get a driver’s license without SRS, but without a birth certificate showing the changed gender, a trans person had difficulty getting, among other things, a passport.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Trans Lobby Group pushed for the changes in Ontario and it is hoped that the decision prompts the other Canadian provinces to fall in line.
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