Thursday, March 16, 2017

'It's massive': Yukon gov't moves to protect transgender rights - CBC NEWS

Originally published: March 14, 2017

Chase Blodgett, an advocate for transgender rights, has long advocated for changes to Yukon legislation. So he was delighted to hear of the government's plans to bring the issue forward this spring.

"I was pretty shocked, and very excited," Blodgett admitted. "For the people — the trans-individuals, the non-binary individuals — it's massive."

On Monday, the government announced plans to amend Yukon's Vital Statistics Act to remove the requirement for sex reassignment surgery before an individual can change the gender on their birth registration.