Friday, August 27, 2010

Trans Victory in Pennsylvania Driver's License Policy

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has changed its gender identification policies for driver's licenses to better accommodate transgender people, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Equality Pennsylvania and PennDOT announced the change Wednesday, explaining that the past policy allowed for a gender change on the licenses only if the driver could present proof of sex-reassignment surgery. Now trans-identified drivers can request the identification change as long as they are living full-time in the new gender and can back it up with verification from a licensed medical or psychological caregiver — no surgery required.

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