9th December 2014
New York allows trans people to change their birth certificate without surgery 1
12:36 PM — New York City Council has passed a bill allowing trans people to change the gender on their birth certificate without providing proof of surgery.
8th May 2014
US: California Assembly votes to revamp birth certificates for same-sex parents 3
9:14 PM — California's State Assembly has passed a bill which will revamp birth certificates, allowing them to reflect same-sex parents as well as straight ones.
2nd May 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury rules pair’s 23-year marriage ‘invalid’ over birth certificate error 40
4:30 PM — A British woman whose birth certificate incorrectly said she was male says the Archbishop of Canterbury intervened to void her marriage.
15th December 2013
US: New Jersey Senate approves bill allowing trans people to obtain new birth certificates 1
1:14 PM — A New Jersey Senate panel has approved a bill which would allow the state's health department to re-issue birth certificates to trans or intersex people who have not undergone gender reassignment surgery.
18th August 2013
Germany: Birth certificates to gain third gender option 19
11:34 AM — Germany will become the first country in Europe to introduce a third option for assigning gender on birth certificates, giving the choice to leave the space blank.
15th April 2013
Hong Kong: Top court to hear trans woman’s final case for marriage
11:44 AM — Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal will today begin hearing the case of a trans woman who wishes to marry her boyfriend, in the last battle of a legal war she has fought for several years.
28th March 2013
US: Arizona House panel approves amended law targeting trans people 10
4:23 PM — A panel of lawmakers from the Arizona House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to pass a bill which would allow business owners to discriminate against trans people by barring their use of facilities that don't correspond to the gender on their birth certificate.
20th February 2013
US: Washington DC bill could make legal birth certificate gender alterations easier 1
1:47 AM — A bill introduced on Tuesday could make it easier for transgender residents of Washington DC to legally alter the gender on their birth certificate, by eliminating the need for a court order to do so.
8th February 2013
Miami: Judge rules gay man and lesbian couple can all be named on child’s birth certificate 24
7:05 PM — After a two year court battle a judge has ruled that a gay man who gave his sperm to a lesbian couple for artificial insemination can have his name on the child's birth certificate along with the two women.
28th November 2012
US: Washington marriage certificates to reflect legalisation of same-sex marriage 7
11:00 PM — Washington State's Department of Health is currently reviewing the text displayed on marriage certificates, with a view to bring it in line with recently introduced equal marriage law.
7th August 2012
Argentina: Gay couple legally recognised as fathers 15
10:42 PM — A gay couple in Argentina have been legally recognised as the fathers of their baby boy born by surrogate. Alejandro Grinblat and Carlos Gustavo Dermgerd had a son named Tobias on June 29th in New Delhi. He was carried by a Canadian surrogate mother.
25th May 2011
Australian lesbian attempts to remove sperm donor from child’s birth certificate 16
4:43 PM — An Australian lesbian whose former partner had a child with a sperm donor is fighting a legal battle to have his name removed from the child's birth certificate. The woman, whose ex-partner is the biological mother of the ten-year-old girl, wants the father's name wiped from the girl's records, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.