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XY v. Ontario

Jul 30, 2014

Counsel to the applicant who is a transgender person in a case before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario challenging as discriminatory the provisions of the Vital Statistics Act which require transsexual surgery and proof of same before the sex designation on the applicant’s birth certificate will be changed. We were successful in this matter, resulting in a change as requested to the Registrar General’s practice of requiring surgery for birth certificate changes.



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