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Lawsuit contests gender policy on Kansas birth certificates


October 14, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Monday challenges a Kansas policy that prohibits changing the gender designation on birth certificates for transgender people.

Kansas is one of three states with similar policies, according to Lambda Legal, the civil rights group that brought the litigation. Tennessee and Ohio are the others.

"The birth certificate policy at issue in this case is archaic and discriminatory. Kansas is out of step with the rest of America," said Lambda senior attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of four transgen...

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