Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Woman asked to prove gender to get license

A Georgia woman mistakenly listed as male on her birth certificate says she was horrified at what state workers told her she had to do to prove her gender.
Nakia Grimes (screenshot via FOX 5/

When Nakia Grimes was born 37 years ago, her gender was listed as male on her birth certificate — even though she's 100 percent female.

She didn't notice the mistake (who really pays that much attention to their birth certificate?) until she had to renew her Georgia driver's license recently.

State officials told her she'd have to prove she was a woman to get the certificate corrected, ordering her to "have a PAP exam, have a doctor write a note verifying you're a woman, and bring it back — notarized," according to the "horrified and angry" Grimes.

Officials eventually agreed she is a woman after looking up her son Zion's birthday certificate, and told Grimes that the hoops she had to leap through are "not protocol."[Source]
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