Foster v. Andersen

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Status: Closed
Outcome:
Victory
Court:
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
Issues: Transgender Rights

Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit challenging Kansas’ refusal to correct the gender marker on birth certificates for transgender individuals. At the time of the filing, Kansas was one of just three states, along with Tennessee and Ohio, that had yet to change this extremely regressive and outdated policy.

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Lambda Legal represents four transgender individuals born in Kansas and one organizational plaintiff, Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project, Inc. (K-STEP).