Good news coming out of Utah today.
From Equality Utah:
After 3.5 years, the Utah Supreme Court ruled today In Re Gray and Rice (20170046) 2021 UT 13, and confirmed the right of transgender Utahns to change the name and gender marker on their birth certificates.
This is a landmark ruling that allows transgender Utahns to fully integrate as equal members of society.
We send our love and appreciation to the legal team of Chris Wharton, Kyler O’Brien, and Beth Jennings (Wharton O’Brien) Troy Booher and Beth Kennedy (Zimmerman Booher) and the courageous joint plaintiffs Angie Rice and Sean Childers-Gray.
It has been an unprecedented year for transgender Americans. Over 30 states introduced legislation to restrict the freedom of transgender youth.
But here in Utah, we chart a different path. The Utah Legislature rejected two anti-transgender bills, and today, the Utah Supreme Court has upheld transgender rights to live freely as their authentic selves. This is ‘equality under the law’ in practice right here in Utah.
A Landmark Victory for Transgender Utahns!
The Utah Supreme Court affirms the right of trans Utahns to change their birth certificates. Congratulations to the legal team led by @chriswhartonslc. And so much love to plaintiffs @15to1montgomery & Angie Rice for your courage. pic.twitter.com/vjGzg1JEUg
— Equality Utah (@EqualityUtah) May 6, 2021