Thursday, June 10, 2010

Why Do I Think Canada Won't Follow Suit?

... any time soon at least.

US unveils new passport rules for transgender people

The United States has new, more flexible passport regulations for transgender people, and ended an earlier requirement that reassignment surgery precede a passport gender change, the State Department said.

"Sexual reassignment surgery is no longer a prerequisite for passport issuance," it said in a statement.

From June 10, "when a passport applicant presents a certification from an attending medical physician that the applicant has undergone appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition, the passport will reflect the new gender," the statement said.


I'm guessing that we won't see the Harperettes adopting this stance anytime soon ...

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