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After the DMV cancelled anonymous plaintiff KL’s driver’s license, KL took the DMV to court with the backing of the ACLU. Although her U.S. passport, medical certificate to operate as a pilot, airman certificate, and work identification already identified KL as female, the DMV cited a need for proof of surgery to identify her as female on her license. Her case stated that requiring a proof of surgery was a violation of her right to privacy. She won her case. Alaskan’s can now obtain a driver’s license that reflects their gender identity without a surgery, but it also removes government power to determine the legitimacy of a person’s gender identity.
Read the full article here: A Victory for Transgender Rights in Alaska