Nov 18, 2006
New York's new ID policy and U of M Law
I posted once before about Michael Silverman and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, in New York. Michael is a U of M Law alum and was recently interviewed about New York's new policy of allowing transgender people to alter their identification documents without having to go through painful, expensive, and often contra-indicated surgery.
He just emailed me a link to this cool YouTube video wherein he discusses the law with a woman from the Family Research Council. Unfortunately YouTube doesn't yet support TypePad as a blog host, so I can't put the video right here for you to watch, but the above link should work (assuming you're NOT my mother with dial-up speed).
In the video, Michael makes some good points about the reasons behind the law. Ms. Yost from FRC simply says that we are disordered and then plays the bathroom scare card.
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My journal is having someone revise a paper on transgendered folks and driver's license regulations in the various states, and New York is highlighted as being one end (some might say extreme) of the spectrum. Would you be able to put me in touch with Mr. Silverman? He sounds like he would be a valuable resource for the author.
Posted by: PG | Nov 19, 2006 3:27:23 PM
Hey PG! Yes, I'll email his contact info to you!
Posted by: Denise | Nov 19, 2006 7:27:55 PM
That video was awesome. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: tekanji | Nov 19, 2006 9:51:11 PM