by Danny S. Yoder on Jun 14, 2018 Birth Certificate
In the Philippines, the gender on a birth certificate can be changed in the case of "a clerical or typographical error." A hard_won legal precedent for changing the gender designation for identity reasons also exists. In a 2008 ruling of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, Jennifer Cagandahan obtained the right to change the name and gender on her birth certificate.
This may have been a blink_and_you_might_miss_it news story for many outside Arkansas. But it's only the latest example in a long history of using birth certificates to make governmental and social statements about identity and relationships.