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ACLU Sues Alaska Over Transgender Woman's Driver's License


She wanted her gender listed as "female"

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP/The Blaze) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Alaska on behalf of a transgender woman, alleging that it denied her a driver's license listing her gender as female unless she provided proof that she'd undergone a sex change operation.

The lawsuit, filed in state court in Anchorage Monday, states that denying the woman a license that accurately reflects her gender identity because she hasn't undergone surgery is unconstitutional.

According to the lawsuit, the woman, a pilot identified only as K.L., has lived her life as a woman for nearly two years. It states that she officially changed her name, receives hormone therapy, and is identified as female on her passport and other documents.

A message was left late Monday afternoon with the Department of Law's civil division.

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