On February 11, 2016, State Representative and long-time Alliance Advocate, Greg Harris (D-Chicago) introduced House Bill 6073. If passed, this bill would amend the Illinois Vital Records Act to make the process for changing the sex designation on an Illinois Birth Certificate consistent with other Illinois and Federal processes for changing the sex marker on identification. Currently, the law requires individuals who want to change their birth certificate to have an affidavit from a physician stating the individual has had an “operation.” This language is outdated and inconsistent with recommendations from The American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, World Professional Association for Transgender Health, and the National Association of Social Workers.
Last month, HB 6073 moved to the Human Service Committee. This Tuesday, April 5th the Human Service Committee will hold a hearing about HB6073.
We need your support for HB6073!
A witness slip is a way for an individual or group to take a position for a particular bill. Please fill out the witness slip and tell others to do the same.
Here are instructions for fiiling a witness slip. Make sure to select that you are a PROPONENT for HB 6073.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT CURRENT LEGISLATION
Get Informed - Learn about HB6073. Educate your community by holding informational sessions and skill shares.
Get Connected - Learn who your State Representatives are and contact them, tell them that you want them to support House Bill 6073.
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