Bodies and Bureaucracy: Legal Sex Classification and Marriage-Based Immigration for Trans* People

In most jurisdictions in the U.S., a birth certificate’s sex marker as decided by the appearance of the infant’s genitals creates a rebuttable presumption of legal sex requiring specified (but widely varying) evidence to overcome. These requirements for recognition are generally illogical, inconsistent, and unattainable for most trans* people. As a result, the majority of […]