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WV SB517

BIRTH CERTIFICATESINTRODUCED

Requiring biological sex on birth certificates to be male or female

The purpose of this bill is to require the biological sex to be limited to male or female and to require that nonbinary birth certificates not be issued. The bill also provides circumstances when an amended birth certificate may be issued to change gender. This may be issued based upon a chromosomal count that does not match the sex as different in the registered birth certificate. The bill states the evidence required to amend the birth certificate.

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Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, beginning on the effective date of this section, the biological sex designation on a certificate of birth issued under this chapter shall either be male or female and shall not be nonbinary or any symbol representing a nonbinary designation including but not limited to the letter "X"Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, beginning on the effective date of this section, the biological sex designation on a certificate of birth issued under this chapter shall either be male or female and shall not be nonbinary or any symbol representing a nonbinary designation including but not limited to the letter "X"

The biological sex on a birth certificate shall only be amended for a person who has a chromosomal count that establishes the sex of the person as different than in the registered birth certificate following: (1) A written request for an amended birth certificate from the person or, if the person is a child, from the child's parent or legal guardian; or (2) A written statement by a physician that verifies the chromosomal count.

Legislative Session

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2024 Regular Session

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History

DateAction
2024-01-23To Health and Human Resources
2024-01-23Introduced in Senate
2024-01-23To Health and Human Resources
2024-01-23Filed for introduction