50 Misc.2d 380 (1966)

In the Matter of Anonymous, Petitioner, v. Louis Weiner, as the Director of the Bureau of Records and Statistics of the Department of Health of the City of New York, Respondent.

Supreme Court, Special Term, New York County.

May 18, 1966

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Morris Schmaulbach for petitioner. J. Lee Rankin, Corporation Counsel, for respondent.


Petitioner instituted this article 78 CPLR proceeding, in the nature of mandamus, for an order directing respondent to change the sex designated on petitioner's birth certificate from "male" to "female" and, consonant therewith, to change the given name thereon to one assumed by petitioner subsequent to birth and to issue and substitute a new certificate.

The petitioner is a transsexual...

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