A Manitoban will no longer need transsexual surgery in order to change his or her sex designation on a birth registration, under a bill introduced Thursday in the legislature.
Bill 56 (The Vital Statistics Amendment Act) would allow for a birth registration to be amended with the provision of a statutory declaration -- and the backing of a medical practitioner.
Also under the proposed legislation, a person who is a Canadian citizen and has been a resident in Manitoba for at least one year could apply for a change in sex designation certificate. The application process would be similar to those required for a change of sex designation on the birth certificate.
With the consent of the other party to the marriage, a person's marriage registration could also be amended to change the person's sex designation and a new marriage certificate issued.