Testimony on Correction of Gender Markers on Birth Records
Footnotes 1 Cal. Health and Safety Code § 103425-103445; Or. Rev. Stat. § 33.460; 18 V.S.A. § 5112; Washington Dept. of Health Proc. CHS-B5 (2008); Code of the District of Columbia § 7-210.01; United States State Dep’t, Foreign Affairs Manual, 7 FAM 1300 Appendix M: Gender Change; United States Soc. Sec. Admin., RM 10212.200 Changing Numident Data for Reasons other than Name Change; United States Citizenship & Immigration Services, Adjudication of Immigration Benefits for Transgender Individuals; Addition of Adjudicator’s Field Manual, Subchapter 10.22. Indeed, when New York City established its most recent form of City-issued identification, the Municipal ID Card, the Council adopted a straightforward gender marker policy that allows transgender individuals to simply self-attest to their own gender. New York City Admin. Code § 3-115(c)(1). 2 American Medical Assoc., Conforming Birth Certificate Policies to Current Medical Standards for Transgender Patients, H-65.967, available at https://ssl3.ama-assn.org/apps/ecomm/PolicyFinderForm.pl?site=www.ama-as... American Psychological Assoc., Transgender, Gender Identity, & Gender Expression Non-Discrimination, available at http://www.apa.org/about/policy/transgender.aspx; World Professional Assoc. for Transgender Health, Identity Recognition Statement, available at http://www.wpath.org/uploaded_files/140/files/Identity Recognition Statement 6-6-10 on letterhead.pdf; National Assoc. of Social Workers, “Transgender and Gender Identity Issues,” Social Work Speaks: National Association of Social Workers Policy Statements 2009-2012 at 347 (8th ed. 2009). 3 Grant, Jamie M. et al., Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Non-Discrimination Survey, National Center for Transgender Equality (2011) at 79, available at endtransdiscrimination.org/PDFs/NTDS_Report.pdf. 4 Harper Jean Tobin, Fair and Accurate Identification for Transgender People, LGBTQ Policy Journal at the Harvard Kennedy School (2011), available at http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k78405&pageid=icb.page414493.. 5 Nat’l Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Executive Summary of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (2011), available at http://www.endtransdiscrimination.org/PDFs/NTDS_Exec_Summary.pdf; see also Wilson v. Phoenix House, 42 Misc.3d 677, 688 (Kings County Sup. Ct. 2013) (noting that transgender people “often experience harassment and discrimination that results in social marginalization, including the denial of education, employment, housing opportunities, and health care.”). 6 8 N.Y. City Admin. Code § 102(23). 7 175 F.3d 107, 111 (2d Cir. 1999). 8 Grant, Jamie M. et al., Findings of the National Transgender Non-Discrimination Survey: New York Results, (2011) at 2, available at http://www.endtransdiscrimination.org/PDFs/ntds_state_ny.pdf.