Advocacy Groups Send Letter to Social Security Administration on Policies Regarding Transgender People

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May 17, 2012
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Today, Lambda Legal joined eight additional LGBT and civil rights advocacy organizations in signing a letter to Social Security Administration (SSA) Commissioner Michael Astrue regarding policies concerning transgender people.

The letter focuses on three primary problem areas, including adopting an an updated policy for changing gender in SSA records and the need for the SSA to revise their manual to reflect federal and state law regarding treatment of transgender marriage.

Read the letter

Learn more about Lambda Legal's transgender rights work