UPDATED: State flips birth certificate policy for transgender people

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(Updated to reflect statement from Family Policy Alliance)

Gov. Laura Kelly's administration has taken steps to allow transgender people to correct their gender marker on their birth certificates.

The state health department has entered into a consent order ending a federal lawsuit that challenged the state's previous birth certificate policy for transgender people as discriminatory.

The plaintiffs argued the state health department denied transgender Kansans an accurate birth certificate in violation of equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

Additionally, the . . .

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