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Birth certificate gender change - Utah
« on: December 15, 2019, 03:51:56 pm »
Hello Fam!

I had a few questions I was hoping some of you might be able to help me with. I live in Iowa but was born in Utah. I recently petitioned an Iowa court for a name change. I am expecting a ruling on it tomorrow. The University of Iowa has an excellent LGBTQ clinic. They are honestly next level! I received a packet from them when I began transitioning that outlined everything that needs done to change names and gender on all documents. In Iowa you have to have GRS to change your gender on your birth certificate.

After looking into things I realized that I actually have to follow the rules of the state I live in to change my gender marker on my birth certificate. I was born in Utah. From what I have read you do not have to have had GRS to change the gender on your birth certificate.

I found that you have to send in a petition to the Utah courts requesting the change. The thing is that I am having a heck of a time finding information on what exactly needs filed and how to file everything properly.

Has anyone had to deal with the Utah government regarding this? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Birth certificate gender change - Utah
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2019, 04:01:41 pm »
I haven’t had experience with Utah but the National Center for Transgender Equality has info for each of the 50 states.

Check out https://transequality.org/documents

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Re: Birth certificate gender change - Utah
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2019, 04:04:47 pm »
Kate,
I had looked there and selected Utah. They had a sample name change and gender change page, but nothing on the page said anything about gender.

Since I will be getting the court order for the name change from Iowa and have to get a court order for gender change from Utah I am unsure if I can file them together.

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Re: Birth certificate gender change - Utah
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2019, 11:28:28 am »
Oh my gosh! I honestly didn't know I would get this excited about something, but my name has legally been changed!! I just got an email from the court! I am having to hold back tears right now!

This is amazing! Now on to filing the official order with Utah!
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Re: Birth certificate gender change - Utah
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2019, 12:12:16 pm »
Congratulations Renee!!!  That is a huge milestone worthy of celebrating.
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Re: Birth certificate gender change - Utah
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2019, 12:35:33 pm »
Congratulations Renee!!!  That is a huge milestone worthy of celebrating.

Thank you! It feels huge! And a giant weight fell off.

I called the state of Utah after I got the information. The lady at Vital Records made it sound like there is no official paperwork to send in. I think having some letters from a therapist and a doctor about my transition is going to have to suffice. I read somewhere that I might need to fill out another name change form and write on it that it is for a gender change.

These states that have no official procedures are difficult to navigate.
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