By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Alabama filed a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s policy of restricting access to drivers’ licenses for transgender people that accurately reflect their gender identity.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three people who report that they experienced this discrimination.
“Transgender people, like all people, deserve to live their lives without the government compromising their privacy, safety, autonomy, dignity, or equality,” Gabriel Arkles, senior staff attorney with the ACLU, said. “All people have a right to make their own healthcare decisions free from government coercion. They have a right to keep their personal information private. They have a right not to endorse a message from the government with which they disagree. They have the right not to be discriminated against by the government for who they are. And in addition to endangering transgender people, Alabama’s policy — and other policies like it — violate the law.”