Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration said last week it has halted, at least temporarily, a planned policy change that would have forced people living as the opposite sex to get transgender surgery before they could change the gender on their driver's licenses. The dispute mirrors a debate simmering in many states, partly as a result of the federal Real ID Act, an anti-terrorism measure that can require a license to match a related birth certificate, Social Security number and immigration status.
Maryland Puts Off Surgery Requirement for Gender Changes on Driver's Licenses
The Associated Press
January 4, 2010