Secretary of state makes changing gender on ID easier

After being sued by six transgender Michigan johnsonresidents, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has changed her department’s policy on requiring an amended birth certificate to change an individual’s gender on a state driver’s license or state ID.

The new policy allows U.S. passports or passport cards to be used to change gender on IDs and means a transgender individual would no longer be required to undergo gender confirmation surgery, according to the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, which represents Johnson in the case.  Read More