Update: NY Health Department Rejects Transgender Proposal

For background, see New York on the Cutting Edge of Gender Confusion.

Excerpted from NY Rejects Transgender Birth Certificate Law, by Daniel Trotta, published Dec 5, 2006, by Reuters:

New York City’s health department on Tuesday rejected a proposal that would have allowed transgender people to switch the gender on their birth certificates without a sex-change operation.

…The health department cited “broader societal ramifications” for killing the proposal, noting that hospitals, schools and jails still must classify people by gender.”For example, how can you send a person with a penis to a women’s prison?” said one health department official who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak for the department.

Continue reading at Reuters…

This article was posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 at 3:43 pm and is filed under 04 - Gender Confusion (Transgender), Pending Legislation. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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