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Woman required to prove gender due to a birth certificate error

By Kevin Fitzgerald     Jun 28, 2013 in Odd News
Atlanta - A woman in Georgia was recently required to undergo a gender examination in order to prove that she was female so that she could get her driver's license. Her birth certificate erroneously stated that she was born a male.
Nakia Grimes, 37, had never noticed the error on her birth certificate, but an employee at the Department of Vital Records did when Grimes was applying for her driver's license, according to Yahoo! News.
The Raw Story reports that due to the fact that the birth certificate listed Grimes as being born a male, she was requested to undergo a vaginal examination in order to prove her correct gender. The department wanted to obtain a Pap smear test result and a note from the doctor verifying that she was in fact female.
According to the Huffington Post, the matter was eventually cleared up when state officials looked at her son's birth certificate which verified that she had given birth to him.
Official records now state that Grimes was in fact born a female.
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