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Board of Health Regulations Governing Vital Records [12 VAC 5 ‑ 550]
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12/30/15  10:07 am
Commenter: Chris Swientek


The regulation is sufficient as it stands. People cannot choose their gender and change it as they see fit. Placing a (low) hurdle in the way prevents abuse. If a court order is required to change one's name, shouldn't it be required to change gender? As for surgery, gender isn't a thought, it is physical. Without a permanent physical change and a court order as requirements, it would be possible to change gender on a yearly basis.

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