|Dozens of activists held die-ins at Florida DMV's
A Trans Floridian with a driver's license correctly identifying their legal gender is now committing fraud and soon a felony. Biden can stop this by enforcing The Real ID Act which is currently set to go into effect in 2025.
Up until Feburary 2024 trans Floridians were free to amend gender on legal documents, including state IDs and driver's licenses. But that has changed, illegally, under the fascist Desantis regime.
In a written statement to WMFE News, FLHSMV Director of Communications Molly Best said the agency requires satisfactory proof of identity, including biological sex, to obtain a driver's license.
“In Florida, you do not get to play identity politics with your driver license,” Best said. “No changes have been made to the process of establishing gender on a newly issued Florida credential, governed by s. 322.08, F.S.”
And according to the Jan. 26 memo from FLHSMV Deputy Executive Director Robert Kynoch: “misrepresenting one’s gender, understood as sex, on a driver license constitutes fraud,” and can lead to criminal and civil penalties.
When asked what the change means for Floridians who have already changed the gender marker on their driver’s license, per the previous guidance, Best did not respond to WMFE directly, only saying the previous guidance is not supported by statutory authority.
Right now, Florida lawmakers are considering a House proposal (HB 1639) that would enshrine the recent agency memo in state law: by requiring licenses to reflect a person’s sex, based on “the person’s sex chromosomes, naturally occurring sex hormones, and internal and external genitalia present at birth.”Florida Dem Congresspeople To Biden: Block Trans License Ban With Real ID Act
If the Biden administration remains silent this will spread like a cancer to other states. You will not only fail them but the nation as a whole. Now we understand that the orange thug isn't an option but you got our votes in 2020 by a statement that you understood that transgender rights are the civil rights issue of our generation. It's time for you to put up or get the hell out of the way.