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Lawmakers consider bill for transgender Coloradans to change birth certificates

Posted at 6:00 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 21:12:26-05

COLORADO- A bill which would allow transgender Coloradans to receive new birth certificates passed a house committee Wednesday afternoon.

‘This is literally just helping people be safe and live the life that they choose to live in Colorado, it’s about being free to be who you are and your private information staying private,’ said Representative Daneya Esgar (Pueblo-D) who is sponsoring the legislation for the third year in a row.

However, this year there are few different factors that could have an impact on the bill passing through the legislature.

Democrats control both the House and the Senate, in previous years the bill has died in a senate committee.

The bill would allow transgender Coloradans to get new birth certificates, instead of amended certificates.

‘If you hand someone a birth certificate and it’s marked amended, they want to know what’s wrong with it, and there’s nothing wrong with it,’ said Esgar.