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Candidate Wants to Reverse Trans ID Rights


A candidate for Michigan secretary of state said that he would ensure that transgender people would not be able to change state-issued identification to correlate with their gender.

Paul Scott, a Republican state senator, said in a letter announcing his candidacy that he would reverse a policy that was started in 2005 to allow transgender people to change their gender on legal documents.

"I will make it a priority to ensure transgender individuals will not be allowed to change the sex on their driver's license in any circumstance," he wrote.

Transgender Michigan and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan pushed for the policy to allow transgender people to change their gender on state identification cards, according to The Grand Rapids Press.

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