LGBT rights in the state are limited in comparison to other states. The state's anti-discrimination law does not cover sexual orientation and gender identity. Gender identity discrimination, however, is prohibited by federal law, through a ruling of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
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AP — A federal judge on Tuesday questioned Alabama's requirement for a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery before they can change the sex on their driver's license, suggesting that a license that contradicts a person's public appearance essentially marks them with a "scarlet letter T. District Judge Myron Thompson held a hearing in the lawsuit filed by three transgender women seeking to change the gender of their state license. The American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the plaintiffs, said the requirement to show proof of sex-altering surgery is an unconstitutional violation of privacy and a person's ability to make their own medical decisions.
District Judge Myron Thompson held a hearing in the lawsuit filed by three transgender women seeking to change the gender on their state license. The ACLU said Alabama differs from most states and the federal government that allow people to change the gender identity on a government-issued ID without proof of surgery. He said he will rule later if the case will go to trial or it will make a decision based on submissions to the court.
Alex's poem touched on the compounding issues non binary and transgender people face due to discrimination, such as the lack of legal protections, the murders of transwomen and hate speech. These will not be dismissed. Alex, who is a member of Montgomery Pride United, became emotional during their poetic speech.
The clerk was "so friendly" that Corbitt told her about her recent decision to move back to Alabama from North Dakota to complete her doctoral degree at Auburn University. The clerk's tone changed, however, when she searched Corbitt's previous driver's license record, which listed her gender as male. The clerk "loudly" discussed Corbitt's gender identity "in a room full of strangers," calling her "he" and "him," Corbitt said.
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