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.