Michigan Woman At Center Of Transgender Rights Case Dies

May 12, 2020
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DETROIT (AP) — Aimee Stephens, a Detroit-area transgender woman who was fired by a funeral home after she said she wanted to be recognized as female, has died. Stephens died Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court could make a decision about whether federal civil rights law protects transgender people. Stephens worked as an embalmer and funeral home director at Harris funeral home in Garden City, Michigan. She was fired in 2013 when she told her boss that she wanted to be known as Aimee, not Anthony, and would report to work wearing a conservative skirt suit or dress.


The Detransitioners: He2She2He

Apr 6, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 9 PM

Transgender journeys of people who transitioned and then returned to their birth gender. Produced by BBC World Service.

Michigan Secretary of State's office via AP

FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says her department is making it easier for transgender people to get a driver’s license or state ID card.

Starting Monday, those wanting to correct the sex designation on their license can go to a branch office to have their photo taken, fill out a form and pay $9. They no longer will need to provide a birth certificate, passport or court order.

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers have shelved a bill that would've made it more difficult for residents to change their gender on driver's licenses or state identification cards.

The bill was removed from the Indiana House's calendar Tuesday. It would've required an amended birth certificate to complete a gender identity change on credentials issued by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The bureau currently accepts certified doctor's notes when processing gender changes.

The university says the change is an effort to accommodate and support transgender students who go by a different name than their legal name.