A Victory for Transgender Rights in Alaska

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.

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