THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — An affidavit from a doctor is all a transgender resident of Washington DC will need to get new birth certificate with the correct gender according to a new bill recently submitted to the DC city council.
Sponsored by city councilor David A. Catania and supported by a majority of other city councilors, it appears likely to get approved when it comes up for a vote at a later date.
This action follows an earlier advertising campaign by DC’s Human Rights Office promoting awareness of transgender residents of the city. This was done to ease some of the friction trans residents of the city had with the city over hate crimes, murders and a general unconcern city departments seemed to to have for them.
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More on the proposed bill: D.C. bill would ease sex-change legalities – D.C. Wire – The Washington Post.
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Hello, this bill was the product of the DC Trans Coalition. A few of our members worked very hard to get this to the council.
Thanks Roberta. I can’t mention something if I don’t know about it. Please name the people involved so they get credit for their efforts. And thanks for the work you do on behalf of the trans community!
this is fantastic,wish it would come here to washington st.