Pritzker Signs Bill Making It Easier To Change Gender On Birth Certificate
February 20, 2023 12:01PM CST
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.