Transgender Rights: Illinois Birth Certificates

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Victoria Kirk and Karissa Rothkopf are plaintiffs in a lawsuit the ACLU filed to change a provision of Illinois law that makes it difficult for transsexual individuals to change the gender markers on that state's birth certificates. Both plaintiffs were born in Illinois but, because they chose to have their gender confirmation surgeries performed by doctors outside of the U.S., the state has refused to change the gender markers on their birth certificates to reflect their gender identity.

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