Attorneys for a transgender man who challenged an Ind. law that prevents him from changing his first name have urged an appeals court to reinstate his lawsuit.
The appeals court ruling clarifies the process transgender residents can use to legally change their names or birth certificates.
A U.S. Court of Appeals decision ruling in favor of transgender student protections is expected to influence policy in Indiana schools.
His lawsuit argued Indiana's law requiring anyone seeking a name change to provide citizenship proof is unconstitutional.
The Trump administration is leaving the issue up to states to decide. Indiana school officials are divided on the issue.
The community college's transgender policy went into effect on July 1.
Indiana law says only U.S. citizens may legally change their names. This excludes a transgender Mexican immigrant living in Indiana.
Some schools have decided to change their policies, but others are resisting. Take our survey: what should Indiana schools do?
Senate Bill 344 provides lesbian, gay and bisexual Hoosiers with protection from discrimination, but wouldn't extend those protections to transgender citizens.
Gov. Mike Pence said during his State of the State address this week he would support civil rights legislation that also allows for religious freedom.