A bill to make it easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates has failed in a Republican Colorado Senate committee.

The bill would have changed the process for transgender residents to update their birth certificates to reflect their correct gender.

The bill would have allowed the change without the person getting surgery. And the new birth certificate would not be marked as "amended," as is the case now.

The bill passed the Democratic House but failed on party lines 3-2 in a Senate committee Monday. Republicans did not explain their votes.

The GOP-controlled Senate rejected a similar bill last year.