Consumer Law

Montana Hit With Lawsuit Over Refusal to Amend Transgender People’s Identity Documents

Two transgender women sued Montana and several state agencies Thursday in a class-action lawsuit challenging a policy that prohibits transgender people from amending the sex designation on their birth certificates to accurately reflect their gender identity.

Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services adopted the rule in 2022, after a district court blocked the state from enforcing a 2021 law allowing individuals to amend their birth certificates only in cases where a person’s sex “has been changed by surgical procedure.”

State health officials at the time said, despite the court’s ruling, Montana residents are still unable to alter their birth certificates because sex is an “immutable genetic fact, which is not changeable, even by surgery.”

Read the source article at The Hill

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