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Transgender People in Florida Face Having Their Driver's Licenses Revoked

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Twitter.The documents "must be sufficient to establish the identity of the applicant" under Florida law, he said. "Furthermore, misrepresenting one's gender, understood as sex, on a driver license constitutes fraud under s.

322,212, F.S., and subjects an offender to criminal and civil penalties, including cancellation, suspension, or revocation of his or her driver license."The directive comes as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Republican lawmakers have targeted transgender rights in the state, including by banning gender-affirming care for minors, restricting discussion of personal pronouns in schools and forcing people to use certain bathrooms.

New laws targeting LGBTQ+ people are also proliferating in other Republican-led states.BREAKING: Florida has taken unilateral administrative action and banned gender marker changes on drivers licenses.

Any trans person who has had theirs changed is potentially subject to suspension. Anyone attempting to change it after could be criminally prosecuted for "fraud." pic.twitter.com/wZAzYefSILKynoch's memo said the department had rescinded requirements that directed personnel to issue a new license in the event that a licensee "wished to alter the gender marker on his or her license." The department can "issue a replacement license only when a license or permit is lost or stolen, or when there is a subsequent change in the licensee's name, address or restrictions," he wrote.Kynoch also wrote that the term "gender" does not refer "to a person's internal sense of his or her gender role or identification, but has historically and commonly been understood as a synonym for 'sex,' which is determined by innate and immutable biological and genetic characteristics."He added that: "a driver license is an identification document and, as such, serves a critical role in assisting public and private entities in correctly establishing the identity of a person presenting the license.

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