Today the ACLU released an FAQ detailing the steps that Ohioans can take to correct the gender marker on their birth certificate so that it truly reflects who they are.
These new instructions put forth by the Ohio Department of Health follow the decision in December by a federal judge striking down Ohio’s policy that prohibited transgender people born in this state from correcting the gender markers on their Ohio birth certificates. The case was brought forth by the ACLU of Ohio, ACLU, Lambda Legal, and Thompson Hine LLP in March 2018 on behalf of four transgender clients who were born in Ohio.
Equality Ohio has announced that, starting June 1st, the Equality Ohio Legal Team will take on cases to change Ohio birth certificate gender markers:
Legal Clinic intake forms can be filled out at any time before or after June 1st. Legal team support is available to any LGBTQ+ identified Ohioan who has an income within 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. If you cannot fill out the form online, call our message line at 855-LGBT-LAW, and a specialist will contact you to help you through the intake process.
Additionally, Equitas Health, Equality Ohio, Living with Change, Octopus, and TransOhio will be hosting a special Legal Clinic on June 26th focused on Birth Certificate name and gender changes.
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