Max Briggle, formerly known as “Mary Grace” successfully acquired his new birth certificate indicating his new name and official gender, which is a boy.
“He’s always going to be transgender, but having that piece of paper, my hope is that it’s going to make it a little easier for him,” said Amber Briggle, Max’s mom.
Max, with his mother, joins rally against the Texas Bathroom Bill on March 6.
Being born in the Netherlands, Max’s mom shared it became easier for them to achieve Max’s appeals as Texas Health & Human Services said that changing the sex on a Texas birth certificate requires a court order. In 2016, only 34 people in the entire state met that requirement and were able to change their vital documents.
From his birth certificate to his social security card and other documents, the 9-year-old boy definitely achieved another milestone. His mom also believes this amended documentation is essential for her son especially proposed bathroom bills like SB 6 would mandate that people use the bathroom that matches the sex on their birth certificate.
“As long as we’re going to pass laws saying which facilities you can and can’t use, it’s awfully nice to have a document saying he can use it,” said Briggle. “At the same time, I just feel like it’s so unnecessary. Why do I have to change my son’s birth certificate so he can be treated like the boy that he is?”
This weekend, the Briggles are planning a baby shower for Max they call a do-over, complete with blue decorations and traditional food from The Netherlands.