Sunday, August 29, 2010

Yay! Good News for Trans People in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is finally recognizing peoples' gender identity on their driver's liscenses.

The department and Equality Pennsylvania announced a settlement Wednesday that allows people to change the gender on their licenses if they are living full-time in their new gender and it can be verified by a licensed medical or psychological caregiver.

The previous policy only allowed changes in gender for drivers who could prove they had sexual reassignment surgery. PennDot said about half the states already have adopted a similar policy. The policy takes effect immediately.


Aeva said...

This is indeed good news =)

Amelia said...

I was SO excited when I read this (and thank you for blogging about it - I was going to). Yay, Pennsylvania, for doing something that is fair and makes sense. :)