Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Wisconsin birth certificates to have gender-neutral options

From TMJ4:

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says that the state's birth forms should include gender-neutral options for identifying the parents of a child.

Evers and the state Department of Health Services announced Monday that starting July 1, forms that are used to generate birth certificates will include “parent-parent” and “parent giving birth” options in addition to the current “mother-father” option for identifying parents.

New forms will also be made available in English, Spanish and Hmong. Evers says the change reflect his administration's commitment to gender-neutral terminology and “to recognizing that Wisconsin families are diverse and should be valued and respected.”

From: https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/wisconsin-birth-certificates-to-have-gender-neutral-options

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