State Laws and Legislation

Ohio Birth Certificate Law: Gender Identity Issues

Issues a new or amended birth certificate? No.
Ohio law provides generally that its citizens may amend their birth certificates. However, in a 1987 case an Ohio court held that a birth registrants’ right to make general amendments to their birth certificate information did not include amendments to sex information for individuals who have undergone sex-reassignment surgery.

Citations: OHIO REV. CODE ANN. 3705.15; In Re Declaratory Relief for Ladrach, 513 N.E.2d 828 at 832 (Ohio Misc. 1987).

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Updated: Thu, March 15, 2007 - 11:00:14