UPDATE 25 January, 2017: Some of the information on this page is no longer accurate, as I’ve been informed there are other ways now to change your name. Please only use the information on this page as suggestions or as an alternate method for going about this. I have tried working with Missouri attorneys to update this information, but thus far none has wanted to volunteer their time (I guess it does take money away from them). If no updates can be made I will hide this page by 30 April, 2017.
This page contains links to several files sent to me by Jamie Glistenburg, and they were once reported to be the most current policies and procedures for changing your name and gender marker on Missouri legal identification. This is now in question.
Because I am far from an expert on Missouri law and procedures, I will quote from Ms. Glistenburg directly.
Mo. Ann. Stat. § 193.215(9) was officially invalidated via court orders 13AR-CV00157 and 13AR-CV00240. Here are virtual copies of the orders so that you can make the appropriate notifications and changes in policy. Furthermore, I have also included “templates” if you are interested in circulating them to those in need of the “official” precedent order forms.
EDIT (July 4, 2013): My use of the word “invalidation” seems to be more than what is provided for by my court orders in lieu of gender recognition. Rather, my court cases seem to correct an evident injustice that will lead to a successful and firm invalidation of the particular law in question. For purposes of civility and respect of the courts I hereby offer myself up for in-depth scrutiny so that all trans* individuals may have equality and recognition.
In regard to the templates, they should be filed separately for two different court appearances (or for the same appearance with the name change docketed first) and should be ordered as such… 1) for the first order: name hearing notice, name change petition, name change judgement, and the order of publication; 2) for the second order: gender hearing notice, gender medical affidavit, gender petition, and gender judgement. NOTICE: NOTHING IN THE TEXT SHOULD BE CHANGED EXCEPT FOR THE PARTS THAT REQUIRE A COUNTY, A CITY, A DOCTOR, A NAME, OR OTHER PERTINENT PERSONAL INFORMATION (ANY CHANGES IN ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE ESSENTIALS RISK THE MISSOURI COURTS REJECTING THE INITIAL PETITION STAGE).
The following items are links to the templates which I was sent.
Missouri – Letter to Vital Statistics for Birth Record Gender Marker Change – Example
Jamie Glistenburg has graciously provided a real example of her name change judgment order. (Note – this is a large file and may take a few seconds to load)
Jamie Glistenburg has graciously provided a real example of her gender change judgment order. (Note – this is a large file and may take a few seconds to load)