ACLU Sues Alabama to Force Sex Change on Driver’s Licenses of ‘Transgender’ Residents

Photo Credit: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Alabama has filed a lawsuit against a number of state officials in an effort to force the Licensing Bureau of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to allow residents with gender dysphoria to be able to change their driver’s license to the opposite sex without having a “sex-change” operation.

“Defendants are responsible for the establishment and enforcement of a policy that prevents transgender people in Alabama from obtaining a driver license that reflects their gender, unless they undergo surgical procedures and disclose information about those procedures to the government,” the complaint reads. “Under the policy, proof of surgery is required for an accurate driver license regardless of whether the surgery is necessary, desired, safe, or within the financial means of the individual.”

The organization filed the challenge on behalf of two men who identify as women, and one man who identifies as a woman, who state that they have not been permitted to change their licenses without providing proof of surgery. It acknowledged that gender dysphoria is a medical condition and that standard treatments “do not ‘change’ a person’s gender.”

“Instead, it brings a person’s social interactions, appearance, and body into greater alignment with the person’s already-existing gender identity, which helps to alleviate the distress associated with gender dysphoria,” the lawsuit states.

However, the ACLU contends that even though hormone treatments, changes in appearance and surgery do not actually change the person’s sex, requiring those with gender dysphoria to carry documents that don’t reflect how they feel can be harmful.

“Forcing transgender people to use identity documents that do not match their gender identity, or forcing them to go without identity documents, is inconsistent with medical protocols. It can cause anxiety and distress to the transgender person and result in discrimination and violence against them,” it asserts.

The ACLU claims that Alabama’s policies violate the complainants’ right to privacy, as well as their right to refuse medical treatment that is undesired as some do not wish to obtain sex-change operations or cannot afford the procedures. One of the plaintiffs has obtained surgery, but officials have still declined to change his driver’s license.

  • Connect with Christian News

The organization is asking the court to declare Alabama’s policy unconstitutional, and to issue a injunction against their enforcement while ordering the state to change the sex marked on the complainants’ driver’s licenses.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has declined to comment on pending litigation.

Read the lawsuit in full here.

As previously reported, Scripture states that those who turn God’s creation “upside down” are like the clay telling the potter that he doesn’t know what he’s doing.

Romans 9:20 says, “Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to Him that formed it, ‘Why hast thou made me thus?’”

Isaiah 29:16 also declares, “Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay, for shall the work say of Him that made it, ‘He made me not?’ Or shall the thing framed say of Him that framed it, ‘He had no understanding?’”

Deuteronomy 22:5 further outlines, “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.”

“Doth not even nature itself teach you that if a man have long hair it is a shame unto him?” 1 Corinthians 11:14 additionally notes.

A special message from the publisher...

Dear Reader, because of your generous support, we have received enough funds to send many audio Bibles to Iraqi and Syrian refugees displaced by ISIS in the Middle East. Many have been distributed and received with gladness. While we provide for the physical needs of the people, we seek to provide the eternal hope only found in Jesus Christ through the word of God. Would you join us by making a donation today to this important work? Please click here to send an audio Bible to a refugee family >>

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Boring Man’s Preferred Pronouns ‘He,’ ‘Him’
    February 8, 2018

  • manwithnoname

    So, unless you “go along” with someone’s gender delusions, that somehow hurts their feelings and brings them harm?

    The particular statement below caught my attention:

    “The organization is asking the court to declare Alabama’s policy
    unconstitutional, and to issue a injunction against their enforcement
    while ordering the state to change the sex marked on the complainants’
    driver’s licenses”.

    So the ACLU wants the courts to “order” the state to falsify official state documents, otherwise the gender-dysphoric will become anxious? The ACLU should be embarrassed!

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Bermuda makes history becoming the first country to legalize same-sex marriage, then abolish it

    • I meant to send you the link to that story earlier today…busy day…apologies 🙂

      • Santeria

        VERY busy, I should imagine, banning people from your echo chambers who are too “alt-left” for you (whatever that means) because they would like to see perverts like Roy Moore in jail rather than in positions of political power as you do.

  • Ephesians 4:25 (KJV)
    25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.