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Ontario Allows Trans People To Change Birth Certificate Without Surgery

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By:           Dan Avery
On:           Oct 14, 2012
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  • 6 Comments
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      I don’t think birth certificates should be altered for *any reason whatsoever* except to add new information… including, as needed, that the person is now a different sex than was recorded at birth.

      Oct 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mike1n11
      mike1n11

      so rediculous, you shouldnt be able to be legally a different sex unless you actually go through the transition, its retarded enough the goverment pays for the surgery, maybe this will save some tax dollars… duur i have a penis but im gonna be a girl now. hey dalton mcguinty i wanna be a dog, can i change my birth certificate also to reflect that?

      Oct 14, 2012 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Red Meat
      Red Meat

      @hyhybt: I agree, if a person is a proud trans person, that means they accept what gender they were born as, and what gender they know they are. This looks more like hiding your gender because you are ashamed of how you were born. Self-hatred is all I see here.

      Oct 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shanestud
      Shanestud

      Some people I guess see as it as internalized trans-phobia while others see it as progressive acceptance by the Canadian government in fully supporting trans people. Good for Canada which already has federal gay marriage and strong anti-discrimination and hate speech laws.

      Oct 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thomathy
      Thomathy

      progressive acceptance by the Canadian government in fully supporting trans people

      It’s not the Canadian Government; it’s the Ontario Government. It’s not good for Canada; it’s good for Ontario.
      _______

      In any case, it’s definitely a good thing. It can be important for trans* people to be able to fully identify as the gender or sex that they present themselves as or feel themselves to be. This is another way in which some people can achieve that goal.

      Oct 15, 2012 at 8:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @hyhybt: That’s not even remotely what I meant. I was thinking of basic documentation principles. A birth certificate should be a record of BIRTH, with data as known at the time. That’s what it’s for. The thing to do, since some people do change their sex or get adopted, is to *add* the new information, not alter the record to make it appear always to have been that way.

      Oct 15, 2012 at 9:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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