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AG Kobach commends KDHE for complying with state law on birth certificates

Release Date: Sep 15, 2023
TOPEKA – (Sept. 15, 2023) - Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach today issued the following statement in response to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment complying with SB 180 and Attorney General Opinion 2023-2 by listing individuals’ biological sex at birth on birth certificates and stopping the modification of birth certificates to reflect something other than sex at birth. KDHE will also restore its own previously modified birth records to their original form.

Attorney General Kobach stated: “The intent of Kansas legislators was clear when they passed the Women’s Bill of Rights. Kansas birth certificates are state records that must reflect scientific fact as recorded by the doctor at the time of birth. I am pleased that KDHE is now complying with Kansas law in the wake of the recent federal district court order.”

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