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Idaho has let transgender people change their birth certificates since 2018, when federal Magistrate Judge Candy Dale ruled the previous policy categorically disallowing such changes was unconstitutional.
A U.S. District Court judge ordered Idaho state officials to allow transgender people born in Idaho to apply to correct the gender markers on their State of Idaho birth certificates by April 6, 2018. Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit last April challenging Idaho’s categorical ban on such corrections.
“The Court understood that the state’s ban against transgender people correcting their birth certificates was archaic, unjust, and discriminatory,” Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Renn said. “It only makes sense. Essential identity documents should accurately reflect who you are, and the court recognized that the government cannot rob transgender people of this basic tool to navigate through life.
Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit last spring in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho on behalf of two transgender women,
The plain terms and clear objective of the Injunction permanently prohibit IDHW from implementing or enforcing any policy, rule, or the like that automatically rejects applications from transgender people to change the sex listed on their birth certificates.”
Although HB 509 takes effect on July 1, 2020, the court also clarified that “[t]he Injunction is permanent and applies now and on July 1, 2020.”
Lamba Lega’s Peter Renn, one of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs, hailed the ruling. “Like obeying speed limits and paying your taxes, Idaho state officials are not exempt from the duty to follow a court order,” he said. “Here, the court’s 2018 order plainly instructed state officials not to block transgender people from accessing accurate identity documents. The court has now confirmed that what was discriminatory in 2018 remains discriminatory today.”
originally posted by: AScrubWhoDied
Whats the real issue here? If bob wants to become bob....boblia how does that affect you?
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: MRinder
MY mind reels from reading your post Mr.Rinder. But yep, I get your point. You point is anarchy I guess. You're not suggesting that something as small as a person changing their birth certificate is akin to anarchy are you? Or maybe just a small step on the road to it. Oh, by the way, what if the government requires a drivers license to drive on the road to anarchy?