DENVER (AP) — Senate Republicans have put an end to a Democratic attempt to make it easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates.

A Senate committee voted 3-2 Wednesday to reject a bill to allow people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without getting surgery. All three Republicans on the committee voted against it.

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The bill also would have allowed original birth certificates to be sealed, instead of having them marked to say the gender has been changed.

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The bill passed the Democratic House earlier this month but faced an uphill battle in the GOP-controlled Senate.

LINK: House Bill 1265

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