Ending Texas Name Change Restrictions that
Harm Trans Persons
DALLAS, March 28, 2018—Civil rights attorneys and the Texas-based Trans Pride Initiative announced today a project challenging the constitutionality of a section of the Texas Family Code, which they allege imperils transgender inmates and others in Texas and may violate constitutional rights.
“For trans persons, affirming identity documents can be essential to survival. Inaccurate documents can impede employment and create problems accessing health care, housing, and social services. In fact, all administrative interactions are made more difficult with inaccurate identity documents. Denying access to affirming documentation is government-sponsored violence.” –103.tpride.org