Pritzker Signs Bill Making It Easier To Change Gender On Birth Certificate

An updated Illinois law makes it easier for individuals attempting to change the gender listed on their birth certificate.  Governor Pritzker signed a measure that allows changes to the birth certificate providing the petitioner signs a statement affirming their gender identity or intersex condition.  Previously, amending a birth certificate’s gender marker required certification from a health care professional that the individual had undergone gender reassignment surgery or other clinical treatment.