2 transgender people want sex designation on IDs changed

Published on January 09, 2018 at 01:29PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two transgender Utah residents, who have been denied a legal sex designation by a state judge, are challenging the ruling by asking the Utah Supreme Court to overturn the decision.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Angie Rice and Sean Childers-Gray both have driver’s licenses and insurance cards that have the new names they chose to reflect their gender identities, but the papers still list the sex designations that were assigned to them at birth.

Second District Judge Noel Hyde allowed for name changes, but he said a lack of clarity in state law precludes him from granting gender identity changes.

Christopher Wharton, the attorney who represents Rice and Childers-Gray, says Judge Hyde is wrong.