MN Court of Appeals rejects DOB change request by man w/ age identity disorder caused by his mental health struggles

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Minnesota Lawyer has this piece on fascinating case in the Minnesota Court of Appeals. It is not clear if Doe would seek further review from the MN Supreme Court.

You can’t change your official date of birth just because you don’t identify with your age cohort.

So says the Minnesota Court of Appeals, which on Monday shot down an unusual petition from an unidentified Minneapolis man who wanted to shave seven years off the birth date that is listed in state records.

In an unpublished opinion, In Re the Matter of the Application of: John Doe for a Change of Birthdate to April 10, 1976, the Court of Appeals panel said it was sympathetic to John Doe’s claim that severe mental health struggles during adolescence delayed his social development and left him with an “age identity” that is inconsistent with his actual age.



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