Kansas Judge Blocks Gender Changes on Driver’s Licenses Amid Lawsuit

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A Kansas judge has temporarily halted residents from changing their gender on state driver’s licenses pending a lawsuit by the state’s Republican attorney general. The ruling prevents gender changes for at least two weeks, with the potential for an extended order. The attorney general argues that a newly-enacted law, effective July 1, requires the use of biological gender on licenses, overturning the previous policy based on gender identity. The judge’s order does not affect those who have already changed their gender documentation. If successful, the lawsuit could result in all licenses reverting to displaying biological gender. Kansas is among several states with laws restricting transgender individuals from using facilities matching their gender identities.