Bill to create way to change gender designation clears Utah panel

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers approved a Republican senator’s plan Monday to create a process for transgender people to legally change their gender designation through the courts, though not without some disagreement.

The LGBT rights group Equality Utah said they’re concerned about some revisions in the bill, including a section that requires a person to live in state to make the change.

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Judge asks State Department to reconsider passport for intersex citizen

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DENVER (AP) – A federal judge asked the U.S. State Department Nov. 22 to reconsider its decision to deny a passport to a Colorado resident who does not identify as either male or female and refused to check a box for one of the genders on the passport application form.

U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson ruled the state department did not show that it acted rationally in refusing to give a passport to Dana Zzyym (ZIM), who was born with ambiguous sexual characteristics and sued the state department after being denied a passport.

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