Transgender People In Michigan Can Now Easily Update Their IDs

In the state of Michigan, trans people used to need to update their birth certificate, U.S. passport, or receive a court order to be eligible to change their name and gender on their driver’s license and state ID, according to Western Michigan University. Obstacles like these are common across the United States, though several states have been making strides to make name and gender changes on IDs more accessible to trans people. Now, trans people in Michigan can correct their gender and names on official documents with a few simple steps, Out reported, compared with having to gather several expensive documents with long wait times and approval processes.