Ohio must allow gender-confused residents to change the sex listed on their birth certificates, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled.
Judge Michael Watson sided with the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and LGBT advocacy group Lambda Legal in determining that the Ohio Department of Health and the Office of Vital Statistics’ insistence on keeping birth certificates accurate was unconstitutional and discriminatory.
The state argued that changing birth certificates for the sake of “gender identity” would make its records less accurate and increase potential for fraud. Watson dismissed those arguments as “nothing more than thinly veiled post-hoc rationales to deflect from the discriminatory impact of the policy.”
As a result of the ruling, Tennessee will be the only state in America that does not allow residents to change the gender markers on their birth certificates. Read more…