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Jonathan Oosting, APJesse (left) and Derek Melot.

Mich. driver’s license officials refuse name changes for married, gay couples

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
LANSING, Mich. — Don't count on driver's license officials in Michigan accepting name changes for gay people who are married. [ Read more → ]

Ga. woman denied driver’s license change because she married another woman

Sunday, September 29, 2013
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — A Georgia woman says state officials won't allow her to change her name on her driver's license to reflect her marriage to her wife. [ Read more → ]

Idaho transportation dept. relaxes rules for transgender driver’s license changes

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho Transportation Department this week agreed to new regulations allowing transgender individuals to change the gender designation on their driver's licenses without a note from a surgeon. [ Read more → ]

West Virginia refuses drivers license to legally married same-sex spouse

Friday, December 7, 2012
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- It's been a year since Cynthia Landis married her partner, Melissa Landis, in the District of Columbia, and since that time Cynthia's legal last name has been Landis -- in fact, it now says so on her Social Security card, her District of Columbia marriage certificate and her Virginia driver's license. [ Read more → ]

ACLU sues Alaska over driver’s license requirements of transgender individuals

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday filed a lawsuit against the state of Alaska after the state denied a transgender woman a driver's license listing her as female because she failed to provide proof of a surgical sex change. [ Read more → ]
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