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New York City birth certificate (credit: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

NYC Weighs Easing Birth Certificate Gender Changes

The City Council’s Health Committee has scheduled a hearing Monday on a plan supported by transgender rights advocates.



NYC Moves Closer To Easing Gender Changes For Birth Certificates

New York City health officials have moved closer to easing the process of changing the gender on a birth certificate.


N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Signs Bill Opening Adoption Records

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill that would allow access to birth records for people adopted in the state.


Connecticut state Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Bill To Open Records Of Adults Adopted As Children After 1983 Reaches Malloy’s Desk

A new state law in Connecticut will make certain records available of adults who were adopted as children three decades ago.


Governor M. Jodi Rell (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Conn. Group Pushing Adoptee Birth Record Rights

A new group is pushing for legislation to let Connecticut-born adoptees get copies of their original birth certificates.