ACLU: “A Quiet Success in Alaska: Important Ruling in Transgender ID Case”

ACLU: Prior to this ruling, a transgender person was allowed to change the sex listed on his or her license, but only after undergoing risky and expensive surgery that is unnecessary for, and unwanted by, many transgender people. Starting in early 2011, the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles stopped changing the sex on any transgender person’s licenses. But on March 12, a court ruled in the case of K.L. v. State of Alaska that this practice is unconstitutional.