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Moom✨Aura
So.. sometime in the last two days, the US government page on changing gender designation on a passport was alterted, replacing all language referring to "Gender Designation" with "Sex Designation" & adding text explicitly specifying "sex change to male or female" across the page
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
For some reason, links to WPATH and the AMA were also removed from a paragraph talking about them
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
Beyond this, a small paragraph was added specifying that people "still in the process of sex transition" must continually reapply for limited validity passports w/ accompanying doctors' letters each time their 2-year passports expire.
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
If you'd like to check this out for yourself, you can see the old page as it was on the 10th of this month here: and the current page here:
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Jennifer Unkle Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
Like, what do they define as "still in process"? If I don't get GRS, am I not considered complete? I hate this country so much
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
Small change in the FAQs: doctors writing letters for this must also state that they have a doctor/patient relationship with you
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @jbu3
According to the page, that is apparently 100% up up to your doctor
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
Small FAQ change listing a wide variety of medical practicitioners whose letters they won't accept
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
Ah, here's the part explaining the language change across the entire page. New text is highlighted.
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
MAJOR change, enough that I'm posting the full comparison: If your ID does not match your current name and it's been at least one year since your name change, they won't issue you a passport
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
Last, minor change, I believe I've gone over the entire page now: Small section added to specify that they will also not accept foreign court orders or IDs in place of a doctor's letter
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
Note, for the record, that language earlier on the page implies they will still accept foreign doctor's letters, as long as they use the correct language. Don't hold me to that tho I'm not a lawyer
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DoubleByte Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
Thank you so much for laying all this out so clearly, it's incredibly valuable
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @DoubleByteTweet
💖
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shotgun wife Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
I am not in a place where I can link or screenshot but go to that page’s entry on Dec 31st ‘17 and you’ll see the clause there, intact.
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @HRTMadeMeABat
Yeah I proly missed it with the rewording of that section. Luckily It's minor enough that it's nbd overall and I would rather not break the thread
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Alex Zandra 🐭 the healing mouse Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
oooof so basically this is the current administration taking the stance that the only thing they care about is people's junk
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @zandravandra
they specify elsewhere on the page that surgery isn't required and that it's still 100% up to your doctor it sounds like the majority of this language change is to have an excuse against enby ppl
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
Also, a general remnder since i've seen some ppl panicking: While the language has been changed, the actual requirements are still the same: Your doctor has to tell them you've "completed appropriate treatment". Surgery is not a requirement at the moment.
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Moom✨Aura Sep 12
Replying to @MOOMANiBE
The vast majority of this change seems to be targeted specifically at giving nonbinary people a hard time
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