House Bill 3552 & @WillGuzzardi (USA)

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Illinois Representative Will Guzzardi introduced legislation to amend the Illinois Disposition of Remains Act to allow a person to provide written directions for the disposition of one’s body. House Bill 3552 provides that “the directions may include instructions regarding gender identity, including, but not limited to, instructions with respect to appearance, chosen name, and gender pronouns, regardless of whether the person has obtained a court-ordered name change, changed the gender marker on any identification document, or undergone any transition-related medical treatment.”

Such legislation would allow trans people to avoid what happened to Jennifer Gable, a transwoman buried as a man by family.