Trans Suing Ohio To Put Preferred Gender On Birth Cert.

Ohio permits its residents to change their gender on state-issued driver’s licenses and other identification cards but does not allow gender changes on birth certificates.

“Ohio’s practice, which each Defendant enforces, violates federal constitutional guarantees, including the rights to equal protection, due process, and freedom from compelled speech,” according to the lawsuit. “There is no government justification to support Ohio’s refusal to provide transgender people with accurate birth certificates matching their gender identity.”

Lambda and the ACLU allege that Ohio’s law “is not only archaic and out-of-step with the rest of America but also dangerous,” according to a joint news release.