On Wednesday, I was happy to hear a bill on which I had testified previously as a citizen. HB19-1039 would change the process that transgender people must go through in order to change their birth certificate to reflect their true self. Many Coloradans testified this year to the difficulty and danger of changing one's gender on a birth certificate. Several young people also testified, including a young transgender girl named Jude. I was moved to thank Jude for her bravery. It was Jude’s fourth time testifying son similar bills.