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Rep. Julianne Young: Public deserves more than half-truths

When issues of importance are on the line, the people deserve more than misleading half-truths. A recent article published by the Associated Press regarding changes to the sex identifier on Idaho birth certificates deserves clarification. This article fails to accurately represent the federal court ruling in F.V. v. Barron. It implies that Idaho was mandated to allow individuals to change the sex on their birth certificate and hints that even the requirement for a minor to have a signature from a professional before changing the sex identifier runs counter to this ruling. All rolled together, this paints a picture of helplessness on the part of state agents responsible for initiating these changes and allows them to conveniently sidestep public objections. This is unacceptable.

Judge: Idaho must allow gender changes on birth certificates

A federal judge says Idaho can't keep automatically rejecting applications from transgender people seeking to change the gender listed on their birth certificates, the AP reports. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale says rules by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution...

Transgender woman sues Idaho over birth certificate policy

A transgender woman is suing Idaho in federal court for refusing to change the gender listed on her birth certificate. Most states allow people to change their birth certificate to reflect their gender identity rather than the gender they were assigned at birth.Only Idaho, Kansas, Ohio and Tennessee have policies or laws prohibiting such changes...