May 26, 2012

Social Security Faulted For Lack Of Action On Transgender Issues

     From the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU):
Late last week, the ACLU joined a letter to the Social Security Administration (SSA) drafted by our coalition partners at the National Center for Transgender Equality. The letter expresses a shared concern over a lack of action from SSA on several policy matters of critical importance to transgender people and their families. 
The three areas addressed in the letter include the need for an updated policy for changing gender information in SSA records; revising guidance regarding marriages involving a transgender spouse to accurately reflect state and federal law; and phasing out the use of gender data in SSA computer matching programs.


Anonymous said...

"phasing out the use of gender data"--are you kidding. That is a critical component of id info. so information we collect which is routine for 99.95% of the population must be canned to satisfy another statistically insignicant special interest group in the name of political correctness. give me a break

Anonymous said...

i concur with 10:44. phasing out gender data is insane. if anything add a special coded indicator stating the individual is transgender.

Anonymous said...

Ok, add an "it" or "none of the above" or "confused" option.

For "SEX" on forms, I have always been tempted to answer "Yes".