12-Year-Old Transgender Boy in Alberta Granted New Birth Certificate Recognizing Him as Male: VIDEO


History was made on Sunday in Alberta at a brunch in Edmonton when culture minister Heather Klimchuk presented Wren Kauffman with a new birth certificate recognizing him as male, Global News reports:

Kauffman had filed a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission over the inability to change the sex on his birth certificate.

Alberta law states that transgender persons must have reassignment surgery before they can change the sex on their birth certificates, but Premier Dave Hancock said in April that the surgery requirement will be dropped.

Wren, who was born a girl, had said it was stressful being listed as female.

A week after Hancock made the announcement, a judge ruled that the Alberta law dealing with birth certificates violates the rights of transgender people.

You may remember Wren from a story we posted back in September 2013.

Watch the report, AFTER THE JUMP...