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Passport Application

A transgender man’s equal protection claim related to the denial of his passport application can continue, a federal court in Nevada ruled. The State Department’s policy requiring a doctor to certify a transgender passport applicant’s gender change discriminates against the man, who could not sumit such a certification because his hormone therapy has been overseen by a nurse practitioner and he cannot afford additional treatment for his transition.

LAS VEGAS — A transgender man’s equal protection claim related to the denial of his passport application can continue, a federal court in Nevada ruled. The State Department’s policy requiring a doctor to certify a transgender passport applicant’s gender change discriminates against the man, who could not submit such a certification because his hormone therapy has been overseen by a nurse practitioner and he cannot afford additional treatment for his transition.

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