Transgender Issues

Transgender individuals face myriad legal obstacles before, during and after the process of transitioning from one sex to another.

A transgender person is someone whose gender identity is different from what it was thought to be when that person was born. For example, a transgender woman identifies and lives as a woman but was once considered to be a man. Likewise, a transgender man identifies and lives as a man but was thought to be a woman when he was born.

Some of the legal obstacles you may face as a transgender individual include:

  • Name change
  • Birth certificates
  • Driver's licenses
  • Marriage issues
  • Parental rights
  • Access to public facilities
  • Social Security cards
  • Other vital records

Transgender rights should be recognized in all areas of the person's life. This includes:

  • Work
  • School
  • Public places
  • Places of religious worship
  • Doctors' offices and other places where you receive health care treatment

Contact us at 919-783-9669 today to connect with a qualified transgender rights lawyer.

Sometimes transgender rights are not recognized, and this denial of rights can even lead to discrimination or violent acts against a transgender person. Discrimination, violence and other acts of mistreatment toward someone because of their gender is not ethical, and in some cases it is not legal. Transgender rights continue to be strengthened through laws, public policy and workplace policy, but there are still many instances in which the basic rights of a transgender individual are not acknowledged.

If you are a transgender individual, it is important to obtain the proper protection before, during and after the transition process. Regardless of where you are in your transition process, contact us today—the attorneys of Haas & Associates, P.A. are here to advise and help. You have rights as an employee, as a health care patient, when obtaining housing, at the airport and in many more situations where you may not realize that you are protected from discrimination. If you have been a victim of violence or discrimination, we can help you seek justice.

Call us to discuss your unique needs and goals.