Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

TLDEF Applauds NYC Mayor for Signing Bill Creating Municipal ID

TLDEF Applauds NYC Mayor for Signing Bill Creating Municipal ID

July 10, 2014 - We applaud New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for today signing into law a bill to create a municipal identification card so that residents who face obstacles to obtaining government-issued identification can more easily acquire it. The bill, Intro 253, was passed on June 26 by the New York City Council in a 43 - 3 vote. The law is intended to help undocumented immigrants and other New Yorkers who face barriers to obtaining identification. This includes transgender people, who often have difficulties securing accurate ID with gender markers that match who they are. The new law makes New York City the first governmental entity... more