Foster v. Andersen
Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit challenging Kansas’ refusal to correct the gender marker on birth certificates for transgender individuals. At the time of the filing, Kansas was one of just three states, along with Tennessee and Ohio, that had yet to change this extremely regressive and outdated policy.
Lambda Legal represents four transgender individuals born in Kansas and one organizational plaintiff, Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project, Inc. (K-STEP).
- October 2018: Complaint filed.
- June 21, 2019: Victory! After a consent judgement reached between Lambda Legal and state officials, Kansas must start issuing corrected birth certificates with accurate gender markers to transgender people born in Kansas.