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JUN 05, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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New York drops surgery rule for changing sex on birth certificate

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Transgender people born in New York state, with the exception of New York City, will no longer have to prove that they have had sex-reassignment surgery to change the sex marked on their birth certificate, Governor Andrew Cuomo's office said on Thursday. About 100 people a year seek to change the sex on their birth certificate in New York state, according to the office of the governor, who is a Democrat. New York City has a separate records system from the rest of the state and still requires proof of surgery for such a change. Under the policy, a ... Read More

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