Man Who Identifies as Woman Sues State of Idaho Over Refusal to Change Birth Certificate

BOISE, Idaho — A man who identifies as a woman has filed a lawsuit against the state of Idaho over its refusal to change his birth certificate from male to female.

The 28-year-old man, who is only being identified as F.V., was born in Idaho but now lives in Hawaii. According to the complaint filed on Tuesday, F.V. has had his name changed on his driver’s license, passport and social security records, and would like to have his birth certificate changed as well.

“On March 21, 2017, F.V. contacted Idaho’s Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics to inquire if [he] could change the gender marker on [his] birth certificate. [He] was informed by staff that [he] could not do so,” the legal challenge, filed by Lambda Legal, reads.

As there is no law regarding the matter in Idaho, it is believed that F.V.’s request for an amended birth certificate was declined because state representatives felt that they lacked the legal authority to reissue the document.

But F.V. and Lambda Legal assert that the denial is a violation of his First Amendment rights to free speech because it requires him to be characterized as a sex that differs with how he identifies. They also state that it could jeopardize his safety.

Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Peter Renn claimed that the refusal “defies logic.”

“Unlike nearly every other state in America, Idaho currently enforces a categorical ban against transgender people changing the gender on their birth certificates, which is an archaic policy that defies logic,” he said in a statement. “In fact, government officials in Idaho know this, given that they allow transgender people to change the gender on their drivers’ licenses.”

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F.V. is seeking a permanent injunction from the courts, which would force the state to issue amended birth certificates.

“I just want a birth certificate that accurately reflects who I am,” he said. “I hope that Idaho will give me the dignity of deciding when complete strangers get to know deeply private information about my life. Like so many transgender people, I’ve been on the receiving end of harassment and outright violence. It costs Idaho nothing to correct this piece of paper and recognize me as the woman that I am.”

The Idaho attorney general’s office is not commenting on the lawsuit at this time.

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?’”


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  • Amos Moses

    ummmmm ……….. /SMH ……….. mental disease …… reprobate mind ……

    youtube;com/watch?v=RJRvPmONjVY&feature=youtu;be&t=68 – replace the ;s with a .

  • Reason2012

    It’s not the government job to override basic biological facts.
    It’s not everyone else’s job to deny reality to match someone’s false, anti-science beliefs about reality instead.

    • Ambulance Chaser

      Well, since science shows that transgender people are the gender they identify with, in every aspect except external genitalia, then F.V. should win her case. To start with, you might try reading Guillamon etc all, “White matter microstructure in female to male transsexuals before cross-sex hormonal treatment. A diffusion tensor imaging study,” Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2010.

      • Amos Moses

        youtube;com/watch?v=RJRvPmONjVY&feature=youtu;be&t=68
        – replace the ;s with a .
        (there are 2)

        Cha ………….

        • Nedd Kareiva

          Don’t waste your time, my friend, arguing with morons like AC. As you full well can see, you’re getting nowhere. He wants to argue with someone, let him take it up with the Almighty, if he’s so inclined to be this way.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            He would get somewhere if he could show me some science to back up his point. Since I see no reason to accept anything simply because it’s in the Bible, more is needed.

            Or maybe some reason to accept what’s in the Bible. Either will do.

          • Chris

            “Don’t waste your time, my friend, arguing with morons like AC”

            AC? What a strange abbreviation for Nedd Kareiva

      • Amos Moses

        more pseudo-science garbage ET. AL. ………………….. and even if you ever read it …. i have serious doubts you could even tell if it was real science or not ….. most REAL scientist have difficulty spotting false science ……. yet you seem to think it is all authoritative ………. GARBAGE …………

        • Ambulance Chaser

          Okay, so perhaps you could tell us all where the error lies in the study?

          • Amos Moses

            and we have gone through this before …. and the answer has not changed …….. this is a christian forum ….. we do not fear true science here ….. and if the “science” conflicts with scripture ….. then it is NOT science …… it is psuedo-science …… and the only “trans” word God and scripture is concerned with is TRANSGRESSION ……… and since this article you chose tries to make us think that “White matter microstructure in female to male transsexuals before cross-sex hormonal treatment” is in anyway real …… then the ENTIRE study is flawed from the TITLE to the last line ……… ET. AL. ………….

          • Ambulance Chaser

            So what makes scripture so great that science has to take a back seat to it?

          • Amos Moses

            because scripture is the truth which science is measured by …… because the Creator …. who created the creation …… created science …… and He is not a confused, skitzoid creator …… He created a creation where we can obtain reliable results on a consistent basis to even have science ………. and if He had not done so …… we would not even be here to discuss it ……..

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Okay, so where are the “reliable results” that show on a “consistent basis” that the Biblical view of transgender people is correct?

          • Amos Moses

            show where scripture is in error …… and have it be a “reliable resullt” from scripture …………… and on a consistent basis ……. see ….. this is a christian forum …. we discuss things from a christian and scriptural view here …… you are the one who came here to a christian forum ….. operate in the jurisdiction you have chosen ……

          • Ambulance Chaser

            I’ll tell you the same thing I told Royce. You can “discuss things from a Christian and scriptural view” but that doesn’t excuse you from having to accept facts, even if those facts disagree with scripture.

            I have no idea what Scripture says about trans people, but if it’s as you say, that the trans person is in error, well, that’s scientifically incorrect and regardless of how Christian you are, you have to either accept he science or simply be wrong. Your choice.

          • Amos Moses

            “but that doesn’t excuse you from having to accept facts, even if those facts disagree with scripture.”

            the FACTS are that scripture is inerrant ….. that the truth is measured by scripture and nothing else ….. and their is no higher authority than the truth and scripture …… science is BELOW the truth and your FACTS are meaningless without an OBJECTIVE STANDARD to measure them by ………. and i am sorry to tell you ….. “PEER REVIEW” ………. IS NOT an objective standard ………….

          • Amos Moses

            “I have no idea what Scripture says about trans people”

            and thus the problem is yours ….. not scripture ………

            “but if it’s as you say, that the trans person is in error”

            not me …. scripture ……… and it says that ALL MEN are sinners ….. ALL MEN are in error outside of Christ ………..

            “that’s scientifically incorrect and regardless of how Christian you are, you have to either accept he science or simply be wrong”

            nope ….. the A Priori here is that scripture is correct ….. ALWAYS … and the creation is not greater than the Creator …… and i only accept CORRECT science …… not everything that PRETENDS to be science …. He>i ………….

      • Nedd Kareiva

        “To start with, you might try reading Guillamon etc all”

        To start, you might try reading Genesis 1, “God made them male & female”.

        How stupid can you lefties go?

        • Ambulance Chaser

          You want me to read ancient unsupported assertions by unqualified, unidentified persons? And you call me stupid?

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    If transgenderism is not categorized as a mental disorder, the Nazi lawsuit will continue. It’ll drain the Western Christendom’s strength and endangers everyone everywhere, not just women and children in women’s restrooms. The West needs Christian education because Western civilization has no other conscience or morality. The Westerners claim the Eastern spirituality because they are bored. Because of lack of the Christian education, boys claim to be a girl and girls sleep around and stay unhappy. Children need Christian education to be civilized and happy as species. God’s creation order is the best.

  • Malleus

    I have brown eyes, but if I want to identify as someone with blues eyes,
    why should anyone try to stop me? Only bigots and haters would oppose me.
    Let everyone define his own reality, and the world will be a much better place.

    • Chris

      Trans people have brains which have far greater similarity to those of the opposite sex. That is why they are willing to change their whole body, submitting themselves to surgery, to make their body and brain agree.
      For this they suffer mockery and derision at best, discrimination and rape at worst.

      While in your example a brown-eyed person who wanted to be regarded as blue-eyed would have an implant. But while awaiting the procedure explain how you would experience the same or similar levels of discrimination.

      • Amos Moses

        “Trans people have brains which have far greater similarity to those of the opposite sex. ”

        i am a transagist …… My Transbrain has far greater similarity to those who are 64 years old ………. so i am very close to getting my SSI and the government should agree with me …… explain how you would experience the same or similar levels of discrimination by not agreeing with my diagnosis ……..

        • RWH

          For a person who claims to be a Christian, you have no sense of compassion for others. In this post and others, all you do is mock and deride other people and hurt them on a very personal level.

          • Amos Moses

            my compassion is for them to give up their TRANSGRESSIONS and be with Christ ….. and until that is accomplished ……….. until they can be with Christ ….. everything else is a waste of time ………..

          • RWH

            What a marvelous justification for treating others like dirt.

          • Amos Moses

            that seems to be your purpose here ……. to treat christians like dirt ……… GOOD ONE …….

          • Amos Moses

            BORING ……………

          • Amos Moses

            FYI ….. i am not mocking TGs or homosexuals ….. i am mocking people like you who support this idiocracy ………..

      • Malleus

        Hmm. They CHOOSE to have the surgery, then get upset because they suffer mockery and derision.

        Well, then, a SANE person would not choose to have the surgery. If you want to avoid mockery and derision, then make a different choice.

        I have no compassion for people who CHOOSE a course that they know will lead to mockery and division. If someone chooses to hit himself in the head to a crowbar and then complains “My head hurts!” the obvious response is, “Stop doing that!”

        Adults are people who think things through and see the long-term consequences of their actions. Once a choice is made, an adult accepts the consequences of his choice. He does not blame others for the choice he made.

        • Chris

          “Hmm. They CHOOSE to have the surgery, then get upset because they suffer mockery and derision.”

          That sounds like the justification of a bully. He chose to cry so I hit him.

          “Well, then, a SANE person would not choose to have the surgery.”

          Yep. Because it’s far better to suffer alienation from your own body that to be picked on by bigots and bullies who have no right to do any such thing to you.

          “If you want to avoid mockery and derision, then make a different choice.”

          Because the rights of a bully and bigot are sacrosanct?

          “I have no compassion…” Truer words were never spoken.

  • Nidalap

    Isn’t a birth certificate supposed to have the info about a person at the actual time of birth?
    History revision: It’s all the rage nowadays…

    • RWH

      When children are adopted, they are issued a new birth certificate, and the old one is sealed. That is why a number of older people cannot find their real parents. I believe that the policy has been modified somewhat so that people can now trace down their original parents. I know of one about my age who never could find his original parents. The original document was archived and lost when the basement was flooded years back.

      • Sven

        When you were born, they were on scrolls.

      • InTheChurch

        one thing is to hide the parents but this is about gender.

  • Robert

    I hate even the thought of men going around as women and vise versa yet my friendship can still be bought with expensive presents and lots of money .

  • 1PierreMontagne1

    The real story is that the insane can now petition the courts to enforce their insanity.
    Insanity becomes the new normal and those that may object are accused of hate speech.

  • Amos Moses

    If you believe in transgenderism (spontaneous genetic transmutation), you don’t believe in REAL SCIENCE at all

    • Michael Phipps

      yes, real science dictates who they are PHYSICALLY, but NOT mentally.

  • Just another example of aiding, abetting, and glorifying mental illness.

  • Amos Moses

    Bill Nye Show: ‘Sexuality is a Spectrum,’ ‘Drag King, Drag Queen, Just Do What Feels Right’

    gee ….. it “feels right” to steal your car as it gives me a sexual rush to do so …… so i guess its all good …………. cause we all know ….. no science needed …… its all about your “FEELS” ……….