Ohio Won’t Appeal Birth Certificate Gender Ruling

(ONN) – State health officials are working out a system that will allow people to change the gender listed on their birth certificates.

A federal court filing cited by the “Cincinnati Enquirer” shows that Ohio is not going to appeal a ruling that the state can not prevent people from requesting the changes.

The court ruling issued last December came in response to a lawsuit brought by four transgender people.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio found that the states rule that prohibited making a change to a persons gender on their birth certificate was unconstitutional.

The court rejected the health department’s argument that it was trying to prevent fraud and maintain an “historically accurate” record.