Transgender Teen Sues New York Over Inability to Change Birth Certificate

A lawsuit has been filed in Federal Court in Albany on behalf of a transgender teenage boy. The teenager claims that a discriminatory policy is forcing him to rely on a birth certificate that inaccurately portrays his identity, and he is suing New York State .

The lawsuit argues that transgender minors should have the ability to correct their New York State birth certificate, something that underage individuals with documents issued in *New York City* and some others states can already do.

Back in 2014, the state did change who can change the sex listed on their birth certificates to include those who haven't had what is called " gender reassignment surgery."

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