New regulations in Alaska will allow transgender drivers to change sex on licenses

New regulations in Alaska will allow transgender drivers to change sex on licenses

New regulations are set to take effect in Alaska that will allow transgender drivers to change the sex designation on their drivers’ licenses.

Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state on behalf of a transgender woman. The lawsuit alleged the woman, identified only as K.L., was denied a driver’s license listing her gender as female unless she provided proof she’d undergone a sex change operation. ACLU went to court to appeal an administrative ruling in the case.

ACLU worked with the state in crafting the regulation, which underwent public comment.

The regulations take effect Aug. 11.

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