Pre- and non-op transgender people eligible to change birth certificate in Ontario

Thanks to a ruling in April by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, trangender people in Ontario can now change the sex on their birth certificate without having sex-reassignment surgery. They will still need to submit a letter from a physican or psychiatrist.

The ruling found requirement of proof of “transsexual surgery” to be discriminatory and reinforced stereotypes about how trans* folks experience gender.