Indiana attorney general stalls BMV gender change rule

Local Representatives and LGBTQ supporters react to the attorney general not signing a new gender rule change measure.

Posted: Sep 10, 2019 6:37 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2019 6:37 PM

Speech to Text for Indiana attorney general stalls BMV gender change rule

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measure. 3 indiana's attorney general is stalling a rule change to that would allow people to change the gender on a driver's license or state i-d.it would add a step to the process and shift responsibility from the b-m-v to the state department of health.attorney general curtis hill says he wants time to increase public awareness of the changes.that's partly because l-g-b-t advocates and some local representatives fear it will make the process harder. 3<having a valid i.d.is necessary in many situations. "it's very important for trans folks to have identification that matches how they present themselves to the world. it protects them against discrimination, it protects them from potential violence."- lorne sadleras of right now, the bmv signs off on applicants who bring the proper documentation needed to change their gender marker on their identification. "basically it's just a shift from the bmv over to the indiana department of health."the new rule would then have the department of health review that documentation, and then give the applicant an approval form they can take to the bmv."i would prefer to personally keep it the same way it is right now because it's more user friendly, it's just a one stop shop so to speak. however i think, in talking to the bmv, they are looking for a little more transparency."- ron altingalthough the final version of the health department form isn't available yet, it's supposed to be similar to the form used at the bmv. since medical documents are involved, bmv leaders say they think it's more appropriate for the health department to review those than the motor vehicle department.local lgbt advocates say they just want a sufficient way to obtain identification."we all want one thing we want policies in place that will make it easier for trans folks to navigate their lives we don't support anymore policies that make it more difficult."-lorne> 3 this proposed rule was set to go into effect in october.the attorney general has not
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