Transgender Police Officer Having No Luck in Oklahoma Courts
A state court is turning down a request by an Oklahoma City police officer to have the gender on her Ohio birth certificate changed from male to female.
Paula Schonauer was born a male in Ohio. She had sex-changing surgery in 2002 in Oklahoma and her U. S. passport and Oklahoma driver's license shows her as female.
She asked the state Court of Civil Appeals to change her birth certificate, but the court says it has no authority to change an Ohio birth certificate.
Last year, Schonauer also filed a claim against the City of Oklahoma City for sexual harrassment and a separate claim against the OKC Police Department for Wrongful Termination. Both claims were dismiss for failure to issue summons within 90 days of filing the petition as required by Rule 9.a of the Rules for District Courts.