Posted: Jun 10, 2010 6:32 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press
Surgery is no longer needed to change the gender on a U.S. passport when previously it required definitive proof.
Now, all that's required is a doctor's certification that the applicant has undergone treatment for gender transition.
The National Center for Transgender Equality says that could mean surgery for some and non-surgical care for others.
The State Department also says it's possible to obtain a temporary passport if a physician states an applicant is in the process of gender transition.