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A bill that will make it easier for New Mexicans to change the gender on their birth certificate now heads to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's desk for her signature.

People would no longer have to prove they had surgery as part of their gender transition. Instead of having to provide a doctor's note proving there was a physical change, the new legislation requires only a signed statement from the individual.