Mott v. Kansas (USA)

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Stephanie Mott, a male who identifies as a woman, has filed a lawsuit against the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (“KDHE”), claiming “One of the first things I ever knew about myself is that I’m a girl, but to this day, the state of Kansas refuses to update my birth certificate to reflect who I truly am.”  Although KDHE previously made this type of change to birth certificates, they stopped doing so in 2012.  Mott, who unsuccessfully ran for public office last year, says, “It’s so important for me that my birth certificate reflect my authentic self.”

Transgender activist sues state over refusal to change gender on birth certificate _ The Wichita Eagle