Stalemate develops in transgender situation – by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times

Transgender activists from the group Illinois Gender Advocates (IGA) are facing off with the ACLU over a lawsuit that by most counts, aims to do exactly what IGA has been working toward for months.

On May 10, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The class-action suit, filed on behalf of three transgender individuals, alleges that current policy unfairly prevents many transgender people from changing the gender marker on their birth certificates.