Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, and Tennessee all have passed laws "defining sex" to exclude trans people. Now Kansas intends to revert all gender changes back legally. Here's what you can do.
Super worried this will likely spread to South Dakota. I've procrastinated with my document adjustments, but this transphobic bane spread is gonna get me off my ass to have it done.
I need to renew my driver's license before July. Chances of getting a court order before then are slim.
The explanation for this is pretty straightforward. To these people, we are the poster children for societal degeneracy and decay. They cannot, and will not, conceive of any version of reality that admits we may actually be what we believe ourselves to be; and they likewise dismiss from their minds any needs we might have to live as we do. To them, we are mentally ill or profligate degenerates; and, in either case, society harms itself by indulging our deviance. They see themselves as standing up for truth and sanity, and they Will Not Listen.
This is why I advocate heading for the hills rather than trying to stay and fight. If you stay where these people rule, you are going to suffer. The courts will eventually undo a good bit of the harm, but in the meantime your situation will be Not Fun. And I'm sorry to say that I think that, in the vast majority of cases, the states will be allowed to deny us the right to change our documents. However, when it comes to compiling lists, we have a strong argument from history -- and their behavior -- that this is Nazism 2.0.
How does this even work? They first say that one's photograph is updated over the lifetime for accuracy, then say the exact opposite for the gender marker? Anyone forced to do this should provide one of their baby pictures for the license photo since that was their picture assigned at birth.
Ok, so get my BC and driver's license changed, then get out of dodge. Ugh. I don't especially like living in Texas, but my children are here. 😔
What next, concentration camps and furnaces for transgender people?
Desperately trying to get my BC changed in Iowa before they change the law. It already requires a notarized letter from the physician overseeing care, saying I have medically transitioned (“surgery or other treatments” I think is the language).
I looked up Wisconsin and theirs still requires a doctor to confirm GCS prior to a BC change.
Kris Kobach is a real piece of sh - er, work. A reactionary flake from way back. I first became aware of him in 2004 when he defended the wholesale roundup of Muslims in the wake of 9/11 with "just because the FBI hasn't labeled someone a terrorist doesn't mean they're not a terrorist."
Remember the racist anti-immigrant law passed in AZ in 2010 known as the "Your papers, please" law? He wrote it.
On another front, in 2013, he was behind a scheme to create a 2-tier voting system in Kansas, with some people able to vote in federal elections but not state ones. And in 2016 he illegally blocked tens of thousands of eligible voters from registering.
Remember Prez TheRump's proposal to bar immigrants from sending money to families in Mexico as a means to force Mexico to pay for the Great Wall of Orange? Kobach's idea.
There's more, including that he's an anti-choice fanatic who, if memory serves, proposed forcing physicians to provide personally-identified medical histories on young women and girls in their care as part of a bogus "investigation" into "under-age abortions."
We must protest this and make sure our elected officials know we will not stand for this , republicans want to rewrite history be it the holocaust, American history, civil rights and now hard won personal history let them know we consider this genocide and treason
What about the court order from 2019?
Yeah, they would, wouldn't they. Fascists.