Arroyo-González v. Rosselló-Nevares (USA)

On March 28, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Carmen Consuelo Cerezo granted summary judgment in favor of several transgender-identified Puerto Rican individuals who filed a lawsuit in April 2017 seeking to force the Puerto Rican government to allow them “to correct their birth certificates to accurately reflect their true sex, consistent with their gender identity.”

According to the Order, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, “The Court will make findings in a separate Opinion and Order related to the uncontested material facts and its conclusions of law, including a declaration that the forced disclosure of plaintiffs’ transgender status violates their fundamental right to informational privacy. It will also state which method or relief is required to correct the gender marker on plaintiffs’ birth certificates to accurately reflect their gender identity, without revealing their transgender status.”

Arroyo-González v. Rosselló-Nevares — Complaint (filed April 6, 2017)

Arroyo-González v. Rosselló-Nevares — Order (filed March 28, 2018)

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