Many of the big LGBT victories we’ve achieved over the years have come down to getting the judicial courts to change their perception of gender roles.
For example, the Federal appeals court recently said workers can’t be fired for being gay since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 already prohibits discrimination against an employee based on gender stereotyping.
Last year in Oregon a judge decreed that a person may be legally recognized as gender nonbinary — a first in U.S. History.
For Pride this year, the Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing driver’s licenses for non-binary people, allowing an X option for unspecified or as we call it, X-ceptional!
This is a momentous occasion that’s been a long time coming as people who don’t identify as either male or female will finally gain the freedom and recognition they deserve.
Listen as we chat with Lake about why his client was motivated to take this to court, why large LGBT rights organization shied away from the case and how this case is getting us to rethink our tired, worn out notions of gender.