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Transgender Youth Sues Arizona Over Changing Birth Certificates After Surgery

Transgender youth should be able to have the correct ID to match their gender identity. “Arizona should not be allowed to require my son to undergo surgery before it recognizes him for who he is.”

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), along with co-counsel Cooley LLP and Osborn Maledon, P.A. filed a lawsuit challenging Arizona’s requirement that transgender people undergo surgery before the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) will correct the sex listed on their birth certificate. That requirement excludes transgender youth from correcting their birth certificates.

The plaintiffs—D.T., Jane Doe, and Helen Roe—are transgender youth who are seeking to correct their birth certificates. Having to use their current, and inaccurate, birth certificates forces them to disclose their transgender status, private information they do not want to share, which causes them serious emotional harm and puts them at risk of discrimination, harassment, and violence.

Read the source article at The Rainbow Times

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