State Laws and Legislation

Texas Birth Certificate Law: Gender Identity Issues

Texas permits a post-operative transsexual to amend his or her birth records after obtaining a court order indicating that his or her sex has been changed by surgical procedure and a court order indicating a name change.

Some officials appear to be refusing to follow this policy based on a mistaken belief that the 1999 Littleton v. Prange decision prohibits them from doing so.

Citations: TEX. [HEALTH & SAFETY] CODE ANN. § 191.028; Littleton v. Prange, 9 S.W.3d 223 (Tex. Civ. App., 1999).


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Updated: Thu, December 22, 2005 - 12:00:06