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Tuesday, February 28 – "Better Passport Rules for the Transgender Community" – Tracy Thorne-Begland

In June of 2010, the Obama Administration announced a new policy for updating gender markers on U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Births Abroad.  The new policy allows transgender people a passport that reflects their current gender without providing details of specific medical or surgical procedures.  They just need to provide certification from a physician that they had received “appropriate clinical treatment” for gender transition.
In January 2011, the State Department announced further improvements, including clarifying language and procedures, to ensure that individuals with intersex conditions can obtain documents with correct gender.
The National Center for Transgender Equality announced,  “The passport policy as it now stands represents a model that other federal agencies, such as the Social Security Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, should move swiftly to adopt.”

Dan S


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    February 28th, 2012

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