ACLU of Kansas response to court's decision against dissolving temporary restraining order in gender markers case 

Wednesday, July 11, 2023

Gillian Branstetter, Communications Strategist, ACLU, [email protected]
Esmie Tseng, Communications Director, ACLU of Kansas, [email protected]

TOPEKA, KAN. – The ACLU of Kansas released the following statement in response to this afternoon's order in Kansas v. Harper: 

"Today, a Kansas district court judge denied the Kansas Department of Revenue’s motion to dissolve a temporary restraining order that bars the agency from processing gender marker changes on Kansas driver’s licenses. While the court’s decision today is disappointing and undoubtedly leaves transgender Kansans in fear, we want to make clear that this decision is not the final decision in the case. This order is only in effect until a hearing can be held on this matter where fuller arguments will be considered. The ACLU has moved to intervene in the case on behalf of five transgender Kansans, and that motion is still pending. We will continue to fight for transgender Kansans’ right to have identification that reflects who they are, and that fight is far from over."

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