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DOH adds a third option to birth certificate

 

January 10, 2018



The Department of Health announced last Thursday, Jan. 4, that a new rule will allow people to change the sex designation on their Washington birth certificate to “X” beginning on Jan. 27.

After receiving and considering public comment, the agency determined that this rule change would provide individuals with the option to have a birth certificate that aligns with their gender identity.

The new section of the current Washington Administrative Code 246-490 establishes requirements for individuals who want to change the sex designation on their birth certificate to male, female or “X...



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