Help change Ohio's regressive, discriminatory transgender birth certificate policy.

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Ohio will not issue a corrected birth certificate reflecting transgender identity. It was permitted up until 2016, when Karen Sorrell--Director of the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Ohio--changed this policy. Ohio is one of only two states that refuses to correct the gender marker on birth certificates. Having a corrected birth certificate is often the last step in the transitioning process for trans people, and can significantly reduce dysphoria. I am a seventeen-year-old trans man who was born in Ohio and moved out of state when I was three. Because of this, I cannot correct my birth certificate, even though I've lived the remaining fourteen years of my life in Illinois. Please, please help me convince the Ohio Department of Health to change this harmful policy, so that I and every other person who needs to correct their birth certificate can do so. Thank you so much for your support!