Trans Woman Fights to Change Virginia DMV Policy

BY Neal Broverman

April 11 2012 8:25 PM ET

Lori Wright is drafting her own bill to change Virginia's anti-transgender DMV policy, with the hope that a member of the state assembly will sponsor it.

Wright, a transgender woman, wants to rescind Virginia's policy of requiring proof of gender reassignment surgery to change the sex listed on a driver's license. Many transgender advocates says this policy hurts those who are transitioning or whose appearance is androgynous.

"This one targeted population has to jump through a multitude of hoops, and pay enormous amounts of money just to have an 'F' on our driver's license, and this is bogus," Wright told the local media.

Wright says that if a legislator doesn't sponsor her bill to change the policy, she'll seek assistance through the American Civil Liberties Union. 





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