Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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HALIFAX. x-13s. Nova Scotians who don't exclusively identify as male or female will have the option of choosing 'X' on their birth certificates under changes proposed by the province. Service Nova Scotia Minister Geoff MacLellan says proposed amendments to the Vital Statistics Act would also make the display of the sex field optional on birth certificates, while the fee to change the sex indicator would also be waived. MacLellan says the changes are about making Nova Scotia more inclusive and are "the right thing to do."

("...important feedback.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Another change would remove the requirement for anyone 16 or older to get a statement from a professional to change the sex indicator on their birth certificate. …

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