Ninety percent of transgender and gender nonconforming people in the national 2011 Transgender Discrimination Survey reported having faced some sort of discrimination, or have chosen to hide their identities for fear of discrimination, from employers. Every time a person with documents that don't match their preferred name, gender identity, or physical appearance is required to present them, the possibility of being outed becomes a serious fear; going to the bank or drinking with friends becomes an exercise in a stranger challenging one's own hard-fought identity. The birth certificate could out a transgender person, even if every other document had been updated. That's why when the bill was passed into law, the folks at FreeState Legal were "elated," according to Paschall. "Regardless of whether they're low income or high income, regardless of whether they've had surgeries or not, regardless of whether they've changed their name or not, regardless of what their circumstance is, nearly every transgender person across the state is gonna benefit under this law."