Chicago: ACLU sues on transgender birth certificate

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Chicago: ACLU sues on transgender birth certificate

CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) โ€” The American Civil Liberties Union says it will sue Illinois for refusing to issue a new birth certificate to a citizen who underwent a sex-change operation.

Attorneys announced the lawsuit in Chicago Tuesday, saying the state Department of Vital Records had routinely changed birth certificates for transgender people for more than 40 years before recently pulling the plug on the practice.

The ACLU called birth certificates a fundamental document people need to legally and accurately establish their identity.

Full story at United Press International, Inc.

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One Response to Chicago: ACLU sues on transgender birth certificate

  1. Ted January 28, 2009 at 3:44 am

    With the mounting job casualties, here’s hoping SCOTUS either finds someone, somewhere, has standing to require BHO’s birth certificate or fixes attention on a criminal indictment before he wins his War on Prosperity.