Transgender Birth Certificate Bill Does not Pass Colorado State Senate - by Evan Branigan

For the third consecutive year, a bill to allow transgender individuals to change their birth certificate to reflect their current gender identity failed in the Colorado State Senate. The bill was killed in the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee on a 3-2 party-line vote with all three Republicans opposing.

 The Colorado legislature recently simplified the process to restore a prior name after a decree of dissolution or legal separation has been entered when Governor Hickenlooper signed  House Bill 16-1085 on March 31, 2016. This law clarifies that a party need not conduct a fingerprint-based background check and publication of their name when restoring a prior name before marriage.

 If you have any questions about restoring your name, please call Dale E. Johnson, P.C. to set up an appointment with either Evan or Dale.